Garden Club To Have Meeting At 7:30 Monday With Perry Bowser As Speaker - Subject Will Be Vegetable Gardens
Garden Club To Have Meeting At 7:30 Monday With Perry Bowser As Speaker
Subject Will Be Vegetable Gardens
Organization Will Help In Program To Utilize Space
And now, with the approach of spring, it's to be "Victory Gardens," with a garden of pocket-handkerchief size replacing some little-used play space in the yard, and with everyone greedily eying the nearest vacant lot.
The Ann Arbor Garden club is ready with an offering to the town and to the people of the county, to help make these amateur diggings not only productive, but effective to a high point of concentration. With the triple V, for "vegetables, vitamins and victory," as its emblem, the club will present Perry H. Bowser, specialist in vegetable gardening, as the speaker at an open meeting at 7:30 Monday night in the Rackham building lecture hall.
On MSC Staff
Mr. Bowser, who is on the extension division staff of Michigan State College at East Lansing, will speak on "Victory Gardens." He will be introduced by Eli A. Gallup of Awixa Rd., chairman of the Victory Gardens committee of the Washtenaw County Civilian Defense organization.
The lecture is designed to be of practical value to everyone with average experience or information on gardening, and will help in planning and planting a home "vegetable patch" as part of one's contribution to the civilian defense program.
Through these extension lectures, Michigan State College is co-operating with the United States Department of Agriculture, to encourage the home gardening movement and to make it valuable. A leaflet on "Produce Your Own Vegetables," has been prepared by Mr. Bowser, dealing with "what to plant, when to plant and how to plant." These will be available at the meeting, and there will be an opportunity for asking questions.
The scope of home gardening as a Michigan industry is brought out in Mr. Bowser's booklet, as a movement valued at $7,000,000. A home garden, he points out, can save a farmer from $100 to $150 per year, and a family of five will need as little as one-fourth of an acre for a generous supply of vitamins.
A part of the lecture will take up insect control and diseases of plants and the treatment, also the use of fertilizers. the basic elements in the choice of location for sun, water, and adequate soil material will be discussed.