Monday, December 27, 2010

Plants have History

There are so many historical facts and stories that relate to gardening, fruits, and vegetables. It’s very easy and fun to incorporate these stories into your history lesson plans. Visit the Kids Gardening website at Kids Gardening to learn some interesting veggie history. Here are a few snippets of information from their website:

~By the time Columbus landed in the New World, corn had already been cultivated by indigenous people for more than 3,000 years.

~Pilgrims considered tomatoes an abomination on a par with dancing, card playing, and theater going.

~Onion juice in Elizabethan times was used to treat a range of ailments, from baldness to hemorrhoids.

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