Episode 16

Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith

Oct 27, 2020 | Arts

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith, a historian specialized in the era of Victory Gardens in the US!


Interview with Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith (Victory Gardens)

Dr Rose Hayden-Smith is the author of Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I. We discuss Victory Gardens, food security, women in farming and more!


  • Dr Hayden-Smith’s history specialty (0:00:54)
  • What are Victory Gardens? (0:01:55)
  • The Women’s Land Army (0:03:20)
  • World War I movements (0:04:35)
  • The art of the Victory Gardens posters (0:06:20)
  • The adoption of planting gardens (0:08:12)
  • School gardening (0:10:18)
  • Funding from National Defense (0:12:43)
  • How highways changed the way we eat (0:17:55)
  • The desire for meaning (0:19:08)
  • Cooking, bread-making today (0:22:54)
  • Hunger and food access (0:24:30)
  • Hydroponic indoor gardening (0:28:29)
  • Sisters of the Soil (0:30:04)
  • Women in farming today (0:32:19)
  • How to keep the momentum going (0:32:55)
  • Food security in politics (0:36:16)
  • State-level food policies (0:37:10)
  • Faith communities and agriculture (0:39:11)
  • Optimism in the future (0:40:28)
  • Good starter vegetables for beginners (0:42:15)
  • Dr. Hayden-Smith’s memories in gardens (0:43:50)

Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith’s website: https://rosehaydensmith.com/

Buy the book! https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/sowing-the-seeds-of-victory/

Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith on Twitter: https://twitter.com/victorygrower

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