Start Date: 9/5/2012
End Date: 9/5/2012
Event Times: 7:15 pm
Contact InfoPhone: 608-241-1574
'Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers' Book Event in Madison
Culture and history can be passed from one generation to the next through the food we eat, the vegetables and fruits we plant and harvest, and the fragrant flowers and herbs that enliven our gardens. 'Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers'
reveals how the plants our ancestors grew tell stories about their way of life.
Marcia Carmichael, author of "Putting Down Roots," will explore the rich ethnic diversity of Wisconsin's early settlers, their gardening styles and traditions, favorite plants, garden implements and recipes. You will be invited to meet, pet and sniff a selection of heirloom plants, and may be inspired to grow a few in your own pot or garden. A book signing will follow.
Marcia C. Carmichael is the historical gardener at the 576-acre Old World Wisconsin, the largest of the Wisconsin Historical Society's living history museums, where she exercises her passion for historical accuracy and enjoys the research as much as the design, creation and nurturing of the museum's heritage gardens.
: Free and open to the public
: Goodman Community Center
: 149 Waubesa St
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