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KMUW’s Engage ICT brings our community together with thoughtful conversation. Each month we take a deep dive into a major topic with a panel of local experts, and live stream our hour-long conversation at engageict.org and KMUW’s Facebook page. Since 2016 we’ve covered a myriad of topics, from healthcare to homeschooling, immigration to environmentalism.Engage ICT is sponsored by Keith Stevens with InSite Real Estate Group.

Digital Democracy On Tap: Victory Gardens During COVID-19

KMUW's Engage ICT: Democracy on Tap is convening digitally on Tuesday, April 28, for a conversation about victory gardens. Our three panelists are answering questions about home gardening, to give you peace of mind—and food—during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our expert panelists:

Here's the conversation:

The Wichita Public Library has provided this list of further reading and resources on victory gardens. If you'd like to receive a Wichita Public Library card while the Library is closed to the public, call (316) 261- 8500 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and a staff member will issue your card over the phone. You'll be able to access e-books, e-audiobooks and databases on our Virtual Branch at wichitalibrary.org.

E-Books: These items are freely available through our Libby for Overdrive e-reader application with a Wichita Public Library Card via wichitaereads.com.

Articles: These Wichita Eagle articles are freely available with a Wichita Public Library card via the Ebscohost database or online.

  • Andreatta, S. L. (2015). Through the Generations: Victory Gardens for Tomorrow’s Tables. Culture, Agriculture, Food & Environment, 37(1), 38–46. doi.org/10.1111/cuag.12046
  • Gowdy-Wygant, C. (2013). Cultivating Victory : The Women’s Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement. University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Hall, K. M. (n.d.). A century later, victory gardens connect Americans again. Canadian Press, The. 
  • Onion, R. (2020, April 11). “Gardening is a really concrete way that people can feel empowered”: A historian explains how the “victory gardens” of our moment compare with those grown during World War I. Slate. slate.com/human-interest/2020/04/victory-garden-coronavirus-wwii- history.html
  • Pauley, J. & Smith, T. (n.d.). Tracy Smith looks at the return of the Victory Garden. CBS News Sunday Morning.
  • Rao, T. (2020, March 25). Food Supply Anxiety Brings Back Victory Gardens. New York Times. nytimes.com/2020/03/25/dining/victory-gardens-coronavirus.html
  • Rowe, M. (2020, March 27). “Stay home and garden”: Coronavirus inspires spike in home gardening. Spokesman-Review, The (Spokane, WA).