D-day Commemoration

Hi MaryJane ~ The Bee Nation book (gosh I loved that book!) talks about the Women’s Land Army of America movement in WWII. Intrigued, I began reading up on the Internet to learn more. The women were known as farmerettes, which got me to thinking about how the MJF sisterhood is a sort of continuation of this great American legacy. Women were offered classes on how to be a farmer before being shipped off to their assignments … The MJF parallel is the farm-related badges we all enjoy doing with great pride. The program was mirrored from the one in Great Britain and launched in WWI here to accomplish the same goals of feeding the nation at war. Here is a poster of a training session during WWI that takes place in Charlottesville, VA, at the University of Virginia, which is where I grew up! It was a two-month program.

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Thank-you for sharing, Mary Jane! And anyone who doesn’t know about the Women’s Land Army of America, it is fascinating and was a very important national movement here at home. In some small way, I take great pride in feeling a bit like a true Farmerette, now in 2014, all through our learning together here at MaryJanes Farm!

  2. Rebecca Taylor says:

    Quick question, who wrote The Bee Nation?
    I would really like to read it but I can’t find it at my library.

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