The Wholesome Show

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Welcome To The Atomic Gardening Society!

The phrase NUCLEAR RADIATION conjures up pretty fearful images these days - reactor meltdowns at Chernobyl and Fukushima, the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the three-eyed fish of The Simpsons.

But for a brief window in the 1950s a movement of people sought to harness the power of the atom not for weapons or energy - but for ever better... garden crops!

We explore the Atomic Gardening Society!

“Safeguarding the atom: the nuclear enthusiasm of Muriel Howorth”[1]

The British J for the History of science Volume 45, Issue 4 (Special Issue: British Nuclear Culture), December 2012 , pp. 551-571…riel-howorth/…ning-society/…tomic-garden/…ants-with.html