How can I help?   Asking how you can help is a simple but powerful question.  During World War I and World War II, the American people had the very same question.  For some, the answer was to enlist in the armed services.  Those who stayed behind kept factories, farms, and other vital industries open.  Another way families who stayed behind supported the troops was by growing food in "victory gardens."   With the recent pandemic, victory gardens have made a comeback, along with the appreciation of urban gardening in general.   Some experts believe that gardens are environmentally important because they detoxify the soil, and also help purify the air.  Join us as we explore the history and techniques used to grow victory gardens during World War I and II, and how those techniques can help you grow and environmentally friendly garden at home.   

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STEAM Saturdays is a series of demonstration discussions for families held on the second Saturday of every month.  Topics are generally related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, or "STEAM".  Occasionally, the program may be held on a different day to coincide with special observances.  Check our website for the most updated listing.  

Caption: NH 76358-KN: Plant a Victory Garden -- WWII Poster. Office of War Information Poster No.34 (1943-0-506017). Donated by Robert Scheina to the Curator for Department of the Navy.