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This event will offered virtually through Zoom. To join this event, please contact sbplinfo@southburlingtonvt.gov.

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.

https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/wolf-peaches-poisoned-peas-and-m...

 

Date: 
May 21, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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