On Wednesday evening, November 14, at 7:00 p.m Cary Memorial Library will present “Eat What You Grow: Massachusetts 1620-2012” featuring Lexington author, environmental writer, and LexFarm co-founder Meg Muckenhoupt.
Every home gardener grows tomatoes—but did they exist in Massachusetts in 1620? If not, what did people plant to eat back then? In this entertaining and educational talk, Meg will discuss how changes in climate, transportation, economics, and food fashions have influenced the crops grown in New England, revealing just how much has changed about our agriculture since the Pilgrims started stewing succotash! Just in time for planning your Thanksgiving menu, her talk will also include favorite recipes featuring heirloom vegetables.
Meg Muckenhoupt is a dedicated Boston Green Space advocate and environmental writer. She has been interviewed by NPR’s Radio Boston as well as WCVB's Chronicle. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine, and the Time Out Boston guide. Her book, Boston Gardens and Green Spaces (Union Park Press, 2010), is a Boston Globe Local Bestseller.
A talented and witty public speaker, Meg gives frequent talks about Massachusetts landscape history to audiences around New England. Her blog appears at Union Park Press. (http://www.unionparkpress.com/author/meg-muckenhoupt/). She holds a certificate in Field Botany from the New England Wildflower Society and degrees from Harvard and Brown.
This program will take place in the Large Meeting Room at Cary Library. Space is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Come early to get a great seat!