A presentation by Judy Anastasi President of the Norwood Historical Society
7:30 March 24th
Marple Christian Church
475 Lawrence Rd. Broomall
For information 610-353-4967


Chadds Ford Historical Society
(Chadds Ford, PA) – Chadds Ford Historical Society will host a series of Lectures this coming spring so please mark your calendars. All lectures are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barn Visitors Center. Free for Chadds Ford Historical Society members. $10 suggested donation for nonmembers.

March 24,

Lecture by Chuck Feld

The History of Horticulture in America, Part II, 1750 to 1925
By the mid 1700’s the wealthy were planting gardens with native plants and new plants from Europe. Nurseries were coming big business supplying fruit trees, vegetable seeds, and ornamentals. Mc Mahon Nursery in Philadelphia was one of the leaders in the seed and nursery business. Lewis and Clark returned from the West with new plants, and seed which M’Mahon propagated and sold to the influent gardener.
Washington and Jefferson in the post-revolutionary period were leaders in new agriculture practices including compost, and manures as fertilizer. Perhaps greatest progress in agriculture in the first third of the nineteenth century was the westward spread of the industry. The lecture will include Mount Vernon, Monticello, the mulberry and the silk worm, the Shaker’s seed business,





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