Oral History excerpt: Watercress in January

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Wilkes, Alma (narrator)
Alma Wilkes, retired Gary School System teacher and nutritionist, discusses the vegetation around the Chase Street Spring. She notes that watercress grows around the well, and that it is still thriving in January. She says, "I think that's a treasure...Watercress is really, really healthy." 

This was one of a group of excerpts gathered under the subject heading of Water Quality and Taste for a digital and in-person exhibit of the Spring at Small Farms Oral Histories. The digital exhibit can be seen at https://iusbarchives.omeka.net/exhibits/show/spring-at-small-farms/home. 
Westhues, Kay (interviewer)
Oral History
Water; Watercress; Plants; Artesian wells
Gary, Indiana; Chase Street (Gary, Indiana); Small Farms, Indiana
Spring at Small Farms Oral Histories
IU South Bend Archives
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