Genuinely heirloom seeds were passed down through generations. They have stories to tell and these, like the seeds themselves, are in danger of being lost.
I can’t think of a better way to honor our planet than to take time to appreciate its natural beauty, and that may be as nearby as our own gardens.
Just like rare wild plants and animals, food crops can disappear forever. A network of volunteer growers across the country are working to save little-known edible plants from extinction.
What are heirloom vegetables and why should we care? The Heirloom Life Gardener by Jere and Emilee Gettle provides ample explanation in their engaging book.
Imagine what your personal garden might be like if you were the co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange. I had the opportunity to find out recently from the co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange. See her tips for planning your heirloom garden…