Erin Clark and Joe Brunetti , Smithsonian Gardens horticulturists, will start with a
quick history of Victory Gardens, add some fun facts about war propaganda and what was
harvested, then dive into some of their favorite fruit, vegetable, and flower combinations.
Joe is a SE Pennsylvania native with a BS in Horticulture from Temple University,
whose passions since childhood have been planting and cultivating his own food, and eating
home grown food. At the National Museum of American History he designs, installs and cares
for multiple themed gardens related to exhibits inside the museum, two of which will be
featured in the talk.
Erin trained at Brigham Young University and has gardened for the past ten years in
the mid-Atlantic. She is responsible for the Heirloom Garden at the National Museum of
American History, designed with a palette of herbs, perennials, and annuals used in American
Gardens in eras from colonial times to 1950.
This event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. You are invited to wear your own (recycled) name tag and to bring snacks to share (finger food is best).
Please bring a check to renew/join the THC for 2014, if you have not already.
The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park
and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s
County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests
and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. The
THC Program includes two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, a local
garden tour, workshops, lectures, special trips, and even a free garden
consultation. Although many of our events are open to the public, more than
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