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

Live Event
November 9: 1:00 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.

Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
1:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Castleton Women’s Club
Phone:
802-468-5319
Email:
rileytjvt@comcast.net
Website:
https://www.castletonvermont.org/home/pages/castleton-womens-club

Venue

Castleton University – Old Medical Chapel
Seminary St
Castleton, VT 05735
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Phone:
(802) 468-3093