Bibliography: Ford Employee Gardens

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Ford Employee Gardens Bibliography

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Ford News

  • Thanksgiving With the Ford Gardeners-a $50,000 Crop, 1:2:6:1-4 
  • Harvest for Ford Gardeners, 1:6F:6:1-2, 1:24L:6: 1-2
  • Tip for Branches, 1:6F:4:4
  • Two Record-Breakers, 1:7F:4:3-4, 2:1L:5:2-3
  • Thrift Garden Plowing Starts, 1:12:4:1
  • Fordsons Preparing Thrift Gardens for Fourth Season, 1:13:4:1-2 
  • Ford Thrift Garden Plowing Complete, 1:14:4:4
  • Good Luck! (Growing season), 1:15:2:1-2
  • June 20, Inspection Date for Gardens--Is Yours in Shape? 1:16:5:2
  • For the Ford Gardener (An employee’s view), 1:16:23 
  • Good and Poor Garden Plots, 1:17:5+:4
  • Garden Notes, 1:18:4:3
  • Gardening Lessons Offered, 1:18:4:4
  • Improvement is Seen in Gardens, 1:19L:5:1
  • Factory Service Department is Investigating Thefts, 1:19L:5:1
  • Gardeners Hold Initial Meeting, 1:20L:5:2
  • Two Men Charged, 1:20L:8:4
  • Inspection of Ford Gardens, 1:21L:4+:4
  • Garden Vegetables Splendid Specimens, 1:22L:5:3
  • 1000 Rouge Plant Gardeners Busy. 1:22F:4:4, 2:16L:4:4
  • Garden Condition Should Show Improvement; Harvesting Now, 1:23L:H:1-2 
  • Thrift Gardeners Produce a Record-Breaking Crop, 1:24L:5:3-4
  • Ford Gardeners Plant for Spring (Dates for contracts), 2:10L:4:3
  • Rouge Workers Get Garden Plots, 2:11L:4+:4 
  • Care of Gardens Now Termed Vital, 2:15L:5+:1
  • 1000 Rouge Plant Gardeners Busy, 2:16L:4:4
  • Lincoln Gardener Gets Big Yield From His Plot, 2:24L:4:3
  • Ford Gardeners Already Plan for Coming Season, 2:8L:5:1-2
  • Ford Gardeners Begin Busy Season, 4:14L:1+:4
  • Spare Time Gardens...Home Canning Is Easy…, 12:6: supp.: 1-2
  • Squirrels Have No Emergency Relief, 12:10L:12:1-2
  • Spare Time Gardens, 13:3:47+:1-2
  • Experimenting with the Soy Bean, 13:3:49+:1-2
  • Spare Time Gardens, 13:4:66+:1-2
  • 7350 Acres of Garden Plots, 13:8:152:1-3
  • Double Security in Spare Time Gardens, 14:4:62:1-2
  • One Foot in the Soil, 15:4:62:1-3
  • Garden-Minded Employees (Ford USA), 15:10:187+:1-2
  • One Foot in the Soil, One Foot In Industry, 17:4:62: 1-2
  • Self Help: Workers Supplement...Income With Spare-Time Gardening, 19:5:104:1-3
  • See also: Articles on plots by locations; Atlanta, GA; Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; Dearborn, MI; Des 
         Moines, IA; Detroit, MI; Flat Rock, MI; Gladstone, MI; Green Island, NY; Highland Park, 
         MI; Houghton, MI; Inkster, MI; Iron Mountain, MI; Lincoln Plant; Memphis, TN; Milford,  
         MI; Northville, MI; Oklahoma City, OK; Pequaming, MI; Phoenix, MI; Plymouth, MI; River 
         Rouge; Salt Lake City, UT; St. Paul, MN; Ypsilanti, MI. Under Ford Gardens - plots

Rouge News

  • Garden Plot to Employee Applicant (Part of the article is missing), 1(?) Mar 13 '46:1+:1
  • 'Grow More' Slogan Urged to Prevent Belt Tightening, 1(?) May 1 '46:2:1-2 
  • Company Gardens Under Recreation (Supervisor), 1(4) Jul 1 '46:6: 1
  • Hard Workers Produce Much Food, 1(7) Sept '46:7:1-5
  • Early Steps Taken for Future Gardens, 1(10) Dec '46: 11:4 
  • Time for applying for Ford garden plots, 2(1) Jan 1 '47: 1:5 
  • Gardeners Sign Soon for Plots, 2(6) Mar 17 '47:1:3
  • Ford Garden Facts, 2(6) Mar 17 '47:6 & 7:1-5 
  • Hundreds Applying For Ford Garden Plots, 2(7) Apr 1 '47:1:1
  • Garden Work Delayed; Still Time to Sign Up, 2(8) Apr 15 '47:5:3
  • Plots Still Available for Rouge Gardeners, 2(9) Apr 29 '47:8:3
  • Walkie-Talkie: With Gardening on Our Minds..., 2(9) Apr 29 '47:8:1-3
  • Assigning Plots, 2(13) Jun 9 '47:5:3
  • Exhibition of Garden Produce Planned Sept. 6, 2(15) Jul 19 '47:9:4-5
  • How Does Your Garden Grow? (Ford gardens), 2(17) Aug 16 '47:12:1-2
  • They Tilled Soil and Reaped Prizes (Photos by Pat Powers), 2(20) Sept 27 '47:4-5:1-5
  • Employees Invited To Apply for Garden Plots, 3(12) Mar 26 '48:3:4
  • Gardens Offered Employees, 3(13) Apr 2 '48:8:2-5
  • Employee Garden Application, 3(13) Apr 2 '48:8:4-5
  • Fruits of the Soil Last All Winter, 3(14) Apr 9 '48:7:2-3
  • Employee Garden Application, 3(14) Apr 9 '48:7:4-5
  • Wives Can Reap Harvest In Garden Program, 3(14) Apr 9 48:7:4-5
  • 1,000 Gardeners Sign Applications for Ford Lots, 3(15) Apr 19 '48:2:5
  • Walkie Talkie: Gardens Cut Living Costs, Workers Agree, 3(17) Apr 30 '48:8: 1-2
  • Gardens Are Reading for Planting, 3(17) Apr 30 '48:8:1
  • Garden Tips: Schedule of Planting Important (Plots available), 3(18) May 7 '48:7:5
  • Foundryman Shows Lots of Pepper, 3(19) May 14 '48:7:3-4 
  • More than 2;000 Ford Garden Plots in Use, 3(20) May 21 '48:2:2
  • 'Early Birds' at Twin City, 3(22) Jun 9 '48:8:3
  • Gardeners Warned of Menace to Crops, 3(24) Jun 25 '48:1:2
  • Plant Second Crops for Late Harvest, 3(26) Jul 9 '48:3:1
  • Sets Record for Gardens and Handling Camshafts, 3(29) Jul 23 '48:3:1-2 
  • Second Judging of Gardens Aug. 7, 3(30) Jul 30 '48:7:3
  • King Cotton, Mr. Peanut Get Ford Garden Test, 3(34) Aug 27 '48:2: 1-2
  • Canning and Garden Exhibit Sept. 4, 3(34) Aug 27 '48:3:5
  • List Prizes For Garden Winners, 3(35) Sept 3 '48:8:1
  • Canning and Garden Prizes Awarded; 3(36) Sept 10 '48:4: 1-5 
  • Employee Recreation Association Presents First Charter, 3(39) Oct 1 '48:7:2-4
  • How Ford's Made History in 1945, 3(51) Dec 31 '48:1+: 1
  • Employee Garden Application, 4(13) Apr 1 '49:7:3-4
  • Open Ford Garden Applications: 2,300 Plots Offered..., 4(13) Apr 1'49:8:4-5 
  • Applications Still Open for Ford Garden Plots, 4(14) Apr 8 '49:8: 1-2 
  • 1,006 Ford Gardens Still Available, 4(15) Apr 15 '49:7:5
  • Urge Speed in Signing for Garden: Only Fourth of Plots Still Left, 4(16) Apr 22 '49:3:3-5 
  • Some Lots Still Left for Gardens, 4(17) Apr 29 '49:8:5
  • Gardeners Now Plant Ford Plots, 4(18) May 6 '49:8:5
  • Garden Judging Next Week: Will Award First Points for Prizes, 4(24) Jun 17 '49:8:5
  • Ford Employee Gardens Yield Early Harvest, 4(26) Jul 1 '49:8:5
  • Second Judging of Garden Plots Set for July 30, 4(29) Jul 1 '49:8:5 Final Judging Set for August 28 in Garden Contest, 4(31) Aug 5 '49:4:1 
  • Harvest of Valuable Prizes Awaits Final Garden Judging, 4(34) Aug 26 '49:1+:2-3
  • Touch of Home: Filipino Official Sees Produce of Islands in Ford Gardens, 4(35) Sept 2 '49:1:3-4
  • Employee Gardeners Reaping a Harvest of Prizes, 4(35) Sept 2 '49:3: 1-4

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