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Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

Live Event
March 16: 6:00 pm

Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip. Find out why a lot of us don’t like beets, how a 17th-century pirate named the bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War, and how George Washington was nearly assassinated with a plate of poisoned peas.

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Date:
March 16
Time:
6:00 pm
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Organizer

Lori Ledak
Phone:
(802) 878-4918
Email:
events@damlvt.org

Venue

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library
21 Library Ln
Williston, VT 05495 United States
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Website:
http://www.williston.lib.vt.us/