Come plant a Victory Garden with us in this kid and family-friendly program!
Program in Partnership with Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center - Sponsored by St. Charles Veterans
Victory Gardens were an essential way for civilians to get involved in the war efforts of both World Wars. Not only did the gardens promote patriotism, but they allowed people to grow and stockpile their own food, and for more to be rationed for use as needed throughout the wars.
The U.S. Government promoted Victory Gardens and provided information about how to organize garden plots for maximum growth and yields. Their guidelines are still an extremely effective way to organize your garden plots, even to this day!
Join us as we plant our Victory Garden display outside the museum. You’ll learn all about the history of Victory Gardens, and how you can start your own today! Kids will have the opportunity to make their own potted plant to take home courtesy of Heinz Brothers. The first 30 to register will also get a free Mickey Mouse green thumb t-shirt, courtesy of TechPro-Making IT Work of Geneva, Illinois.