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Gardeners to host history program

Daily staff report
Vail CO Colorado

Agriculture has played an integral role in Eagle County history. The homesteaders who settled in the valley in the late 1800s had to grow most of their own food. Vegetable crops including potatoes, head lettuce and peas drove the county’s economy from the late 1800s through the 1940s.

And historically, the Eagle Women’s Garden Club played a strong role in helping the community work its way through the difficult years of the Great Depression.

The Gardeners on the Go club will host a special presentation by local historian Kathy Heicher on Monday at the Eagle Town Hall. The program will start at 10 a.m. with a short walking tour of historic downtown Eagle followed by a slide show and lecture about the role that agriculture and garden clubs have played in shaping the community.

The program, hosted by the Gardeners on the Go, is open to any interested person, and is free of charge. For more information, contact Kathy Heicher at 970-328-7104 or at

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