North Carolina History Digital Textbook Project

Farmville's choice

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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Jane McKimmon, Jane Darwell, and an unidentified woman

Jane McKimmon is the woman in the middle. Provided by the Green ‘N’ Growing Collection (The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina), Special Collections, North Carolina State University Libraries. About the photograph

In 1945 Mrs. McKimmon wrote the book, When We’re Green, We Grow, which was about how the home demonstration program had grown.

In 1949 the National Broadcasting Company created a weekly radio show which was about Mrs. McKimmon’s life and her work with families across North Carolina.

Here is Mrs. McKimmon in New York with people from the radio show about her life.