"The Products of My Farm are these”: Farming with the Dickinsons

Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7PM

As the growing season goes into full swing, the Emily Dickinson Museum invites you to get your taste buds ready.  During Garden Days, landscape historian and gardener Marta McDowell will lead a program about the edibles that graced the Dickinson family table.  You'll learn about the edibles the Dickinsons grew, cooked, and ate, and how you can grow and prepare your own vegetables and fruits in honor of Emily Dickinson and her family. Participants will enjoy a taste of currant wine or cider, and nibbles. Weather permitting, this program will have both indoor and outdoor components (on the Museum grounds), so please do dress accordingly. 

Program fees: 

This program occurrs at the Homestead. Space is limited, first-come, first-served. 

Emily Dickinson Museum Members: $5

Non-Members: $10


About Marta McDowell:

Following the relationship between the pen and the trowel led Marta to Emily Dickinson for Emily Dickinson's Gardens and to children's author/illustrator Beatrix Potter for Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life. In 2017, All the Presidents' Gardens, a book that relates the history of American gardening as seen through the White House grounds, made The New York Times bestseller list and won an American Horticultural Society book award. Marta's latest, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, tells the tale of the plants and places of the beloved author of the Little House series. Marta also scripted the Emily Dickinson Museum's landscape audio tour, and was an advisor for the New York Botanical Garden's 2010 show, "Emily Dickinson's Gardens: The Poetry of Flowers."