Food history guide: shifting gears to gardening.

The suckering of corn was a common practice in the Victory Gardens grown in the county that year. Muriel White, a member of the 4-H Victory Garden Club, shows the proper way to do the job. Photo was used in the 1942 Klamath Annual Report.

The suckering of corn was a common practice in the Victory Gardens grown in the county that year. Muriel White, a member of the 4-H Victory Garden Club, shows the proper way to do the job. Photo was used in the 1942 Klamath Annual Report.

This week has been yet again, a series of interesting finds. With all of the research done last week regarding Food Research, the topic blended in with Food Technology. Because of this blending, I decided to hold off on furthering research on that aspect, and decided to pursue Home Gardening. 

It’s been fascinating to see the different types of sources that touched on home gardening, whether it be during the World Wars and encouraging victory gardens to radio home garden segments. 

Fun fact: The 4-H club used to have victory garden competitions! (You can even see the pictures in the 4-H Photograph Collection).

There’s a wide array of information, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I think the key thing I’ve learned from doing this LibGuide so far is to refine, refine, refine. Refining your searches helps you find the things you’re looking for. Also, thinking of the variations that you can use to find what you’re looking for. Having a thesaurus handy probably wouldn’t hurt while researching. 

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