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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A Springfield Kitchen Garden

 
 
A Springfield Kitchen Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 26, 2021
1. A Springfield Kitchen Garden Marker
Inscription.  Today people refer to gardening as a hobby. But in the mid-19th Century many families depended on a kitchen garden to enrich their diets with seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs. This recreated garden features a variety of plants that were available when Abraham Lincoln lived in this neighborhood. As you look upon the garden see how many plant varieties you can recognize.

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Lower Left: Along with park staff, volunteers from the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners and the Springfield Civic Garden Club help plant and maintain our Heirloom Garden.

Middle Right: In addition to selections of modern seeds, many heirloom plant varieties are still grown and eaten today.

Lower Right: Flowers are planted to maintain a healthy and visually appealing garden. They help fertilize the soil, attract beneficial insects, and can be used to feed livestock.
 
Erected by Lincoln Home National Historic Site - National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
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Location. 39° 47.853′ N, 89° 38.735′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from South 8th Street, 0.1 miles north of East Jackson Street. The marker is located in the backyard of the Harriett Dean Home. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 441 South 8th Street, Springfield IL 62701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daily Life in 1860 (here, next to this marker); What Did Abraham Lincoln Eat? (here, next to this marker); Harriett Dean House (within shouting distance of this marker); The People Lincoln Knew (within shouting distance of this marker); The Long Road to Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Henson Lyon House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Place to Call Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Boyhood Home of Julius Rosenwald (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
A Springfield Kitchen Garden Marker in the backyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 26, 2021
2. A Springfield Kitchen Garden Marker in the backyard
The view of the front of the Harriett Dean House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 26, 2021
3. The view of the front of the Harriett Dean House
The view of the Springfield Kitchen Garden Marker in the backyard of the Harriett Dean House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 26, 2021
4. The view of the Springfield Kitchen Garden Marker in the backyard of the Harriett Dean House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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