New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A3687
Schoolchildren with plants raised in the classroom for decorating soldiers' graves on Memorial Day, Fairview Garden School, Yonkers, New York, May 1903.
Why were many school gardens in cities built on rooftops?
What jobs would need to be done?
Were the gardens hard work for boys and girls?
What kinds of tools were used for gardening?
Research what the students did with their produce and flowers.
Science: Research the types of plants that were grown in rooftop gardens. How could plants be grown on the rooftops of buildings? Are rooftops still being used for that purpose today?
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DK Publishing. Children's History of the 20th Century. DK Publishing, Inc., August 1999. ISBN: 0789447223
McGovern, Ann. If You Lived 100 Years Ago. Scholastic, Inc., August 1999. ISBN: 0590960016