Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program

WBOE Radio Lesson: Holland Bulbs and Onion Bulb Project

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Program Length: 10:31 min.

Description:  In late October/early November, Dr. Edward Johnson, Tom Gaetano, both horticulture teachers in the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program, join Mr. John Vandenberg, an executive of the Vandenberg Bulb Company conduct this radio lesson to teach students about "the basic fundamentals of the uses of bulbs." The interactive lesson covers Dutch bulbs planted in the fall, such as tulips, daffodils, crocus, and, hyacinth for spring bloom. The narrator, Mr. Vandenberg shares information about his native Holland with the students. Teacher Mr. Tony Gaetano picks up at the end and covers more of the biology of bulbs, including information about onion bulbs.

This recording is from the "Green Thumb Club" series of radio horticulture lessons, broadcasted by W.B.O.E., 90.3FM for students in the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program in the 1960's through the 1970's. The recordings were donated to Cleveland State University Library by Dr. Peter J. Wotowiec.

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