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Gardening to Victory

Sowing the Seeds of Victory: Gardening in America during World War I & II

 A free public talk by historian and educator Rose Hayden-Smith

          Learn how average Americans changed the course of history during two world wars through community and backyard gardens!

         Hear about current efforts to help our communities and our planet thrive by growing our own fresh, healthy food in neighborhood & backyard victory gardens.

 When: 7:00 8:30 pm, Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where: Martin Luther King Community Center, 360 Harbour Way South, Richmond, California

 Directions: Take Harbour Way South exiit off Hwy 580.Drive north. MLK

Center is at Harbour Way and Virginia (one block above Cutting Blvd.).

Park in Center parking lot on right or on street.

 Questions? Contact Carla Koop, National Park Service, 510-232-0865,


 Rose Hayden-Smith is a historian and educator who promotes sustainable food systems and community and school gardens that support vibrant communities and environmental  stewardship. She is a Food and Society fellow and serves as 4-H Youth Development Advisor and Master Gardener Coordinator with the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Ventura County. 

Sponsored by Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, the 5% Local Coalition & City of Richmond

 Carla Koop

Outreach Coordinator, National Park Service Rosie the Riveter/ World War II Home Front NHP

1401 Marina Way South

Richmond CA 94804

510-232-0865 phone

510-232-5504 fax


 Visitor Center hrs: M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm

 Got a Home Front story to tell? Call us at 510-232-5050.