Every home gardener grows tomatoes—but they didn't exist in Massachusetts in 1620. What did people plant to eat? Meg will discuss how changes in climate, transportation, economics, and food fashions have affected the choice of crops--- revealing just how much has changed since the Pilgrims started stewing succotash! This talk includes a hand-out with heirloom vegetables and recipes worth reviving.
Meg Muckenhoupt’s writing has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine, and the Time Out Boston guide. Meg is also the author of Boston Gardens and Green Spaces (2010), a Boston Globe Local Bestseller. A popular speaker, Meg gives frequent talks about Massachusetts landscape history to audiences throughout New England.