Monday, July 17, 2017

July 24 program with Eric Toensmeier

How Crops and Livestock Came to Puerto Rico
Photo by Rob Deza

Monday, July 24
5:30 PM - 7 PM

A presentation by Holyoke author Eric Toensmeier
Free and Open to the Public

Holyoke Public Library
Community Room, 250 Chestnut St., Holyoke, MA

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.
Call Library at 413-420-8101 or email

Arroz con gandules and other examples of Puerto Rican food will be served.

Learn the history of Puerto Rico through food as we discover the crops and livestock brought to the island by Taino indians, African slave ships, and Spanish galleons. We'll learn to see the history in every bowl of arroz con gandules.

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables, and the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens. He is an appointed lecturer at Yale University, and an international trainer.

This event is brought to you by the Friends of the Holyoke Public Library.