Dr. Ernest H. Wilson

The Joys of Gardening

 Today, in 1930, Dr. Ernest H. Wilson, also known as "Chinese" Wilson, spoke at a banquet room at the Hotel Bond as part of the Connecticut Horticultural Exposition.

Wilson's speech drew loud applause when he predicted that people would have more and more spare time on their hands in the future. His advice on how to handle it was simple, "Teach the youth the joys of gardening."

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Dr. Ernest H. Wilson
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