Give Thanks For Good Earth Plant Company’s Trivia Contest

Posted on Nov 13, 2014


Part of our mission at Good Earth Plant Company is to share what we have learned and educate our clients and friends. But we also like to have fun, so why not combine the two?

Welcome to our first Good Earth Plant Company Trivia Contest, first in what we hope will be a long running series. We will give you ten questions on a specific theme. The rules are simple. Email your ten answers to The person who gets the most questions right by 12 midnight on Saturday, November 15 gets a swell prize: your choice of a beautiful potted orchid, or a $20 Starbucks gift card. See, we’re serious about this educational fun thing. In the event of a tie, the first person to submit their answers according to the time stamp on your email wins.

Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, our theme is Native Plants of Thanksgiving. Many of the plant-based dishes we eat at Thanksgiving are native to North America, but several are not. You might be surprised which ones.

Why is this important to know? Incorporating more local, seasonal and sustainable native produce into your meal is eco-friendly. The closer fruits, vegetables and grains are produced to you, the less fossil fuel is used to transport them, and the less the plants need to be grown for a long shelf life or artificially preserved. So why not start by checking your native foods IQ? Knowing which plants are native and seasonal means gets you thinking about making earth-friendly food choices.

Which of these popular Thanksgiving vegetables is native to North America, and which ones are not?

Which of these popular Thanksgiving vegetables is native to North America, and which ones are not?

From the following list, tell us which plants are Native, or Non-Native. Do your best on your own without help from Google, that’s no fun.

  1. Onions
  2. Strawberries
  3. Potatoes
  4. Squash
  5. Cranberries
  6. Apples
  7. Beans
  8. Celery
  9. Parsnips
  10. Marshmallows  – OK, not a plant but this was too fun to leave out. Is this an American invention or foreign invention?

We will publish the winner’s name next week, along with our top tips for a sustainable, earth friendly Thanksgiving. Don’t miss it!