Vegetables are more than just food for humans--they've been characters, companions, and even protagonists throughout history. Join Rebecca Rupp for some little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of the world's most popular vegetables.
This event is part of Screen-Free Week at Phoenix Books Essex, and we hope it will inspire you to get out there and garden or, if you prefer, to enjoy some facetime with your friends and family over a meal containing a healthy - and interesting - serving of vegetables. We'll bet you find a few conversation-starters among Rebecca's stories!
Rebecca Rupp has written more than a dozen books for children and adults. She holds a PhD in cell biology and biochemistry and has written hundreds of articles for magazines, including Country Journal, Early American Life, Mother Earth News, Natural History, and Utne Reader. She is the resource editor for Home Education Magazine, a contributing editor to GreenPrints, and an educational consultant to the Vermont Center for the Book. She lives in Vermont.
Screen-Free Week is a national celebration when children, families, schools, and communities spend seven days turning off entertainment screen media and turning ON life! It's time to unplug and play, read, create, garden, explore nature, and spend time with family and friends.