What a man needs in gardening is a cast iron back, with a hinge in it. Charles Warner
Gardening requires lots of water, most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson
The earth laughs in flowers. Emerson
Where you have a plot of land however small plant a garden, staying close to the soil is good for the soul. Spencer Kimball
Remember, your garden is a *LIVING BEING*, it was born and it will die just as surely as you do. Treat it with the same respect and save your seeds for next years birth in spring. Sheila Follman
The most dangerous of all forms of Ignorance is the ignorance of work. G.K. Chesterton
I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden. John Erskine
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. Ann Landers
Everything grows at it’s own pace in a garden…even people. Sheila Follman
If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need. Cicero
Student Roger Allshoune harvests tomatoes at the Benjamin Franklin School Garden under the watchful eyes of Miss Tekla Benz and the Principal, Miss Aleda Ranft. October 1946
Imagine downtown Cleveland, Ohio on the “Mall”. Victory Garden 1940’s
A student from Benjamin Franklin School Garden proudly displays his eggplant. What a great lesson on accomplishment and finishing a job a garden is for a kid. It proves that they can do it with persistance and dedication they can even grow vegetables to feed themselves. There’s something essential to that lesson that if a child gets it early enough he or she understands they are capable of doing just about anything with PERSISTANCE. And that’s another gift of the Garden. It’s bounty is truly endless you just have to do the work to enjoy all the gifts and opportunities. Be it flowers or food treat yourself and your kids to a summer and fall of garden amazement, it’ll take you right up to the first frost and the fall and winter holidays, “’till the frost is on the Pumpkin.”
Benjamin Franklin School Garden 1924!
Benjamin Franklin School Garden 1931!!!
Students with their baskets filled the vegtables they’ve grown going home for the day. They worked their garden plot twice a week.
It was considered a useful Summer Activity and sponsored by the school. Click on the line below you’ll see the agreement between the parents and the school for this wonderful summer activity circa this document 1970. But the garden
1933 Benjamin Franklin Garden, about the time my mother would have been this old 12-13 years old.
Just amazing how long a really good idea can take hold and last. What they’ve done at Benjamin Franklin starting in 1922 up to today has changed countless lives. This is May of 1976 the same wonderful gardening at Benjamin Franklin Community Gardens.
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