Community gardens have been a source of food stability and financial savings for Americans since the 1800’s. During the Great Depression, they provided food to the unemployed, and The Victory Garden campaign during WWII encouraged people to help a rationed economy by growing their own fruits and vegetables. Although those national campaigns were abandoned after the war, America has seen a resurgence of community gardens since the 1970s. One of the first Kansas City gardens to join that trend was The Troostwood Youth Garden at 52nd and Paseo started by Erika Wright.

Troostwood Youth Garden

ON Paris of the Plains Podcast | January 10, 2016 |

Erika Wright (Growing The Troostwood Garden)

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Community gardens have been a source of food stability and financial savings for Americans since the 1800’s. During the Great Depression, they provided food to the unemployed, and The Victory Garden campaign during WWII encouraged people to help a rationed economy by growing their own fruits and vegetables. Although those national campaigns were abandoned after the war, America has seen a resurgence of community gardens since the 1970s. One of the first Kansas City gardens to join that trend was The Troostwood Youth Garden at 52nd and Paseo started by Erika Wright.

Troostwood Youth Garden

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