The Italian American Garden Project

Apr 26, 2016 760

By Silvia Donati

Sustainability is not a new concept for the Italian gardener. It is a way of life. To shine a light on this way of life, and its inherent wisdom, Mary Menniti founded the Italian Garden Project in 2010. The project documents the stories and traditional methods of Italian American gardeners across the United States.

Traditional Italian-American gardens were common in America throughout the 1900s, Mary says. Having visited gardens across the country, she points out how "wherever Italians settled, growing their own food was a priority for most."

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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