A tradition to welcome winter: Staten Island Italian cultural foundation ‘tucks in’ fig trees

Dec 06, 2021 455

BY: Pamela Silvestri

For the Ficus trees among us, it’s time to go to sleep. So goes the “Burial of the Fig” ritual, an event happening virtually from Casa Belvedere’s Facebook page on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

The Grymes Hill Italian cultural foundation will play host to a ceremony dubbed as bending or “tucking in the trees” led by fig experts like Mary Menniti of TheItalianGardenProject.com and horticulturalist Carmen DeVito of GardenCult.com.

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SOURCE: https://www.silive.com

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