Italian Americans in the Garden: Where It’s Been, and Where It’s Going

A gardener's vision seeks to connect Italian-America's deep roots to new beginnings.

The following article, written by Nathan Weiser and Mary Ann Pietanza, appears on The Red Hook Star Revue.

Keeping an Italian tradition alive while it becomes newly mainstream

When I was growing up in Red Hook, our family garden was an integral part of our life. Practically everyone in the neighborhood had one.

It was pretty much the norm that if you were Italian, there was a garden of some sort in your backyard, side yard, front yard, or even on a piece of purchased property elsewhere.  If there wasn’t a yard available, you might offer to do the gardening in another’s yard and split the produce.

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