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A Century of Gardening at UNCG--Join Us Friday, April 15!

Join the Friends of the UNCG Libraries and the Green Libraries Group as we look at the history of gardening on campus. In the Fall semester of 2010, students, faculty and staff broke ground on a new food garden at 123 McIver Street. But food gardening on campus has a much longer history. As this photo shows, “Farmerettes” from the State Normal and Industrial College, as UNCG was then named, were lending their labor to campus food production nearly 100 years ago in 1918.

Join us as we celebrate these deep roots (excuse the pun). Carolyn Shankle will trace the history of community food gardening on campus, from the war gardens of World War I, to the victory gardens of World War II, and beyond, as captured in the pamphlets and photographs housed in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives. Dr. Susan Andreatta, Professor of Anthropology and co-director of the UNC Greensboro Gardens will discuss the creation of the new garden and how it supports the campus mo…