This week on We Dig Plants, hosts Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg are talking Italy! The show opens with a wonderful story about Carmen’s grandmothers, one of which raised Carmen for a short time in Italy and notably saved her from a pig attack! This truly sets the stage for the show to come. Carlo Scissura, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President, joins the program via phone to share details on the Italian Cultural and Community Center in the neighborhood of Bensonhurst as well as the upcoming Italian Restaurant Week. After the break, Carmen and Alice welcome Mary Menniti to the program to talk about The Italian Garden Project. Mary founded The Italian Garden Project as a way to celebrate the wisdom inherent in the traditional Italian American vegetable garden. She goes on to explain how this project preserves the heritage and demonstrates its relevance for reconnecting to our food, families, and Earth. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.









“We will have people of all cultures wanting to know about Italian culture.” [10:55]


Carlo Scissura on We Dig Plants


“[The Italian Garden Project] was founded to shine a light on an amazing lifestyle that is very relevant for today.” [19:38]


“It’s really a passion of mine. The more I do it, the more I want to do it, and the more I see there is to do.” [35:25]


Mary Menniti on We Dig Plants