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Watkins Woolen Mill Kitchen Garden

26600 Park Road, Lawson, MO

Located within the Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site, the 1870s era kitchen garden includes herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables, organically grown using plant varieties and methods from the mid 1800s when the Watkins family lived on the estate. Volunteers agree that the learning potential is increased when so much is done by hand without the use of modern machinery or chemical fertilizers.  The staff of the State Historic Site helps out during parts of the year when they can be spared from other duties in the park and they help plan, plant and manage the garden. Extension Master Gardener volunteers work with Historic Site employees and other volunteers to plan and staff events during the growing season including Fall on the Farm and Spring on the Farm, well-attended events that expose the public to many aspects of 19th century life, including social, economic, and labor realities of days gone by.

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University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program