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World War II, Kew Gardens: Talk at the Demonstration plot about growing your own food

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Sydney Albert Pearce, Assistant Curator of the Decorative Department, gives a talk at the Demonstration Plot in front of Kew Palace, 1940. At the outbreak of war, Pearce assumed supervision of the Garden's food plots and allotments. Many of the lawns were ploughed for crop use, and tomatoes were grown in parts of the glasshouses

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 10645488

Date: 12th February 2015

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Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

Filename: p157 - 006838LA20120725-105 Seed demo 1940s.jpg

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Associated Categories: History

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