DATE Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2pm
ADMISSION FREE! Space is limited to 40 participants. Reserve your spot today! Please e-mail gibson.wchsmn@gmail.com or call 651-439-5956.
LOCATION Warden’s House Museum
602 North Main Street | Stillwater, MN 55082
PARKING Public parking is available in a lot directly across Main Street from the museum. There is limited parking behind the museum for visitors who cannot climb the steps in front.
HIGHLIGHTS Each participant will plant a small container garden of salad greens and herbs to take home!

‘Victory Garden’ on Your Deck

“Liberty Gardens,” gained popularity towards the end of World War I. During World War II, horticulturists encouraged citizens to grow “Victory Gardens,” no matter how little space they had. Balcony gardens and “rug gardens” for small yards were planted everywhere, and produced a surprising amount of delicious edibles. In this program, you’ll learn more about Minnesota’s fascinating horticultural history and get a chance to plant a mini-Victory Garden of salad greens for your patio table or deck.

Mary Lahr Schier, author of The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias, 150 Years of Horticultural Wisdom (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2017), will talk about her book and the fascinating history of horticulture in Minnesota. Then, we’ll step outside and you will have a chance to plant a small container garden of salad greens and herbs that you can take home. Mary will offer tips for growing greens and herbs in containers. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.