These hard times aren’t the first hard times Nebraskans have faced. And it’s not the first time community gardens have helped people put food on the table. On March 4, 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, the City of Lincoln recreation director announced that 30 acres of city land would be available for gardens for the unemployed.
The is a photograph of a large crowd at the Nebraska State Capitol gathered for a march in support of the Farm Holiday Movement to ask for a Farm Mortgage Moratorium. The march happened during the month prior, on February 16th, 1933, to the establishment of the gardens for the unemployed. The Great Depression period was a difficult time for all Nebraskans.