Putting Down Roots:Gardening Insights from Wisconsinís Early Settlers

By: Marcia C. Carmichael

This book celebrates the diversity and rich ethnic settlement of Wisconsin. Itís also a story of holding fast to oneís traditions and adapting to new ways that nourished oneís family so they could flourish in their new surroundings. Included are lists of heirloom plants to grow-and nineteenth-century recipes for savoring your harvest!

Winner of the 2012 annual Book Award from the American Horticultural Society.
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Putting Down Roots:Gardening Insights from Wisconsinís Early Settlers
Putting Down Roots:Gardening Insights from Wisconsinís Early Settlers
 
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By: Marcia C. Carmichael

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 an herbs that enliven our gardens. The plants our ancestors grew tell stories about their way of life.

Wisconsinís nineteenth-century settlers arrived in the New World in search of new opportunities and the chance to create a better life. These European immigrants and Yankee settlers brought their traditional foodways with themótheir family recipes and the seeds, roots, and slips of cherished plantsóto serve as comfort food, in the truest sense.

This part of our collective history comes alive at Old World Wisconsinís recreated nineteenth-century heirloom gardens. In Putting Down Roots, historical gardener Marcia C. Carmichael guides us through these gardens, sharing insights on why the owners of the original housesóbe they Yankee settlers, German, Norwegian, Irish, Danish, Polish, or Finnish immigrantsóplanted and harvested what they did. She shares timeless lessons with todayís gardeners and cooks about planting trends and practices, garden tools used by early settlers, popular plant varieties, and favorite flavors of Wisconsinís early settlers, including recipes for such classics as Irish soda bread, pierogi, and Norwegian rhubarb custard.

Winner of the 2012 annual Book Award from the American Horticultural Society.
SKU: 9780870204661

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