In the Army


And in the garden!


It’s military week here. 

Okay, well, not exactly.

But between a memorial dedication at Ft. Sam Houston honoring my late FIL and other Korean War-era solopilots and then this new AP story (see below), it sure feels that way.

A ribbon-cutting and tree planting next week will mark the dedication of a new Victory Garden at Fort Riley.

The project is being coordinated by the Army and Picerne Military Housing, the private contractor responsible for residences on the northeast Kansas post.

The garden will have 72 plots, each measuring 20 feet by 20 feet, to be worked by residents of base housing. Picerne is providing the land, maintenance and equipment storage space, and will till the soil each year if requested.

The dedication is scheduled for April 22, Earth Day. [Read more]

This is interesting because the first, full-scale”war garden” during WWI was at Ft. Dix (a.k.a. “Uncle Sam’s First War Garden“). And we all remember that war gardens became “victory gardens” at the end of WWI, right? 

Thanks to LaManda (@TheYarden) for the tip re: Fort Riley story. 

P.S. Dani has come up with a really cute Aunt IRiS graphic for April 15th. Seems fitting to mention that here, especially since Uncle Sam has had puh-lenty of press over the years.