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War Garden

 
 
War Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 13, 2017
1. War Garden Marker
Inscription.
The AOC has recreated a War Garden as it would have been during World War I. Materials, planting schedules and methods such as companion planting and succession planting, have been adopted from period publications. The vegetables are primarily heirloom varieties that were available to the public in 1917.

Beans
Cabbage
Corn
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Peas
Radish
Swiss Chard


Architect of the Capitol
 
Erected by Architect of the Capitol.
 
Location. 38° 53.278′ N, 77° 0.32′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Independence Avenue Southeast and 1st Street SE, on the right when traveling west on Independence Avenue Southeast. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Library of Congress. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington DC 20540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Gardens Over the Top (here, next to this marker); Destroying the Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Capitol in Flames (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florida House (approx. 0.2 miles
War Garden Marker with garden showing in background image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 13, 2017
2. War Garden Marker with garden showing in background
away); St. Mark's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Capitol Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Brick Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Categories. AgricultureWar, World I
 
Swiss Chard Marker in garden image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 13, 2017
3. Swiss Chard Marker in garden

'Red Rhubarb'
Swiss Card
Beta vulgaris(Cicla Group)
Introduced 1857

Architect of the Capitol
 
 
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