The First Feast Project, Part 3: Growing a Feast When You Don’t Own Land


| 11/20/2015 10:10:00 AM


Tags: Thanksgiving, holidays, garden planning, community gardens, Kiara Ashanti, Florida,

 

The list of foods eaten at the First Thanksgiving, detailed in the previous post are diverse and easy to obtain — if you are buying them from a grocery store (a luxury the Pilgrims did not have). So the goal here is to not use the grocery store. Growing and hunting for the food with my own two hands is a much more satisfying way of approaching the project. The guidelines for carrying out it, however, make it more difficult.

Parameters

The parameters are simple and straightforward:

1. I will make an honest effort to procure game animals (deer, duck, turkey,) and seafood items with my own hands.

2. Vegetables and fruits will be planted and grown with my own hands.

3. If a menu item cannot be obtained, either because of a failed hunt, not grown in time, or some other reason, I will get the food from a local farm, or source.




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