War Gardens: Theater among the Vegetables

It is estimated that 20 million Americans produced 40% of all the vegetables consumed in the country through Victory gardens during World War II. In Chicago, the Walkabout Theater Company is exploring "the function of gardening in wartime through the story of Captain Streeter, a legendary vagabond, and a Ladies' Auxiliary in a battle over Chicago's open spaces....War Garden seeks to celebrate the institution of the community garden by presenting, through performance, a cathartic experience of civic engagement with questions of patriotism, war, territory and community values.

Not only that, they are performing throughout July in Community gardens around the CIty of Chicago. Sounds like good street theater; I hope they take it on the road. ::War Garden via ::Apartment Therapy

TreeHugger on Victory Gardens:
Victory Gardens : War on Waste
Futurefarmers Victory Gardens
Victory With Rosemary
Victory With Pole Beans
How to Green Your Gardening

Tags: Chicago

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