City Farming: Food in the Backyard

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Date: April 27, 2015
Contact: Melinda Day, 304-535-6063
Contact: John King, 304-535-6064

On Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th, experience Victorian everyday life in antebellum Harpers Ferry. Before the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the mass production of processed foods, ordinary citizens depended on small kitchen gardens for sustenance, right in the heart of the smoke filled industrial town. Visit the park’s historic garden and discover the connections between historic gardening and solutions for confronting climate change that today can be mitigated by Victorian organic gardening methods.  Join Living History staff and volunteers on the park green opposite the Bookshop to see heirloom seedlings and purchase historic heirloom seeds from the Bookshop to start your very own kitchen garden.


Last updated: April 27, 2015

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6029

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