This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Gardens afford the many great enjoyment, and hence give a profit; and yet not a word is said or a professor engaged to teach the young how to garden or plant. If the boys must thumb a Greek lexicon give them a cherry tree to study in. It is stated in the American Naturalist that there is no chair of geography in any American college, while in France the State has endowed seven. Some of the German universities are also provided with professors of the sciences, and three in Switzerland. America has thus something to do.