Posted March 29, 2022

A horticulture school of their own

The Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women was one of the first horticultural schools to be established by and for women in the U.S. in 1911. It merged with Temple University Ambler in 1958. 

Image of women in the field of horticulture in the time period of World War I.
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Courtesy of Temple University Ambler
Women’s Land Army: Attitudes toward women in the field of horticulture were changing and skepticism gave way to admiration for the energy and skill that the “Farmerettes” displayed in their work. Enrollment increased during World War I as special training courses were offered in food production to meet the war effort.
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