How was the first Thanksgiving actually celebrated? This week on We Dig Plants, Alice Marcus Krieg and Carmen Devito are getting historical with Lorie Danek and Kelly Araujo of the Plimoth Plantation garden! Tune into this episode to learn what types of vegetables were cultivated and introduced to the Pilgrims in the 1600s. Are these plant varieties still available and widely consumed? Learn more about the agricultural techniques that the Pilgrims learned, and why compost was not common in the Old World until after the arrival at Plimoth. Hear what the Plimoth Plantation offers foodies and horticulturalists today, and why visiting Plimoth on Thanksgiving is never a bad idea! This program has been brought to you by Brooklyn Slate. Music by Four Lincolns.
“Maize is what the Pilgrims grew the most of that first year. They sowed twenty acres, along with barley and peas.” [27:55]
— Lorie Danek on We Dig Plants