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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1920


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1920
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Series Description

Gardening program hosted by Jim Wilson and joined by Bob Smaus, Roger Swain, Lucinda Mays and Peter Seabrook as international travel correspondent. Series chef is Marion Morash. Special correspondent is Holly Shimizu. The Boston-based Victory Garden (w/ Roger Swain) is located at a private residence; Victory Garden South is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia; Victory Garden West is at Roger's Garden Center in Corona del Mar, California. Original program: Crockett's Victory Garden - premiered April 6, 1976. Hosted by Jim Crockett. Second host Bob Thomson (for 12 years till 1991). Series release date: 1976

Program Description

Roger Swain introduces the finalists in this year's Great American Front Yard contest. They are listed by state: 1)Minnesota- a rock wall/hill garden; 2) California- a dry creek with a bridge/walkway; 3) Hawaii- traditional lawn and borders with tropical plants; 4) Wisconsin- beds along split rail fence and island beds; 5) Indiana- More of a photo montage showing past and present (best video presentation in my mind). Viewers pick the winner. Send name of the State on a postcard to Contest, WGBH, usual address. Votes must be received by the 9th of September. The winner will be shown in episode 1924.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1920,” 04/05/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AE994E75FAAF429CA1186252DC3433D8.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1920.” 04/05/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AE994E75FAAF429CA1186252DC3433D8>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1920. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AE994E75FAAF429CA1186252DC3433D8
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