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WGLT's Grow: The Legacy Of The Great Plains Shelterbelt

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The Great Plains Shelter Project of the 1930s was a massive government undertaking designed to help the Plains states recover from the devastation of the Dust Bowl.

On today's episode of WGLT's Grow, our resident expert Patrick Murphy tells co-host Sarah Nardi more about the great wall of trees.

WGLT's Grow is your source for gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Murph and Mike are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today.

Support for WGLT’s Grow comes from FS Custom Turf by Evergreen FS. FS Custom Turf offers complete lawn and tree care services to preserve the health of yards, trees and shrubs. Products and services detailed at

Sarah Nardi previously worked for the Chicago Reader covering Arts & Culture. She joined WGLT as a correspondent in 2020. She became WGLT's morning newscaster in 2021.