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Heirloom Seeds

Gardener's Delight: Hudson Valley Seed Library's Heirloom Seed Art Packs

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Gardening always keeps you guessing, because you never know from one season to the next what might delight you, and what might disappoint you. Inevitably, some seeds sprout and thrive while others rot, wither, or fall victim to some fungus or critter. That's life.

Fifty Shades of Sunflowers: Teen Garden Club Says No Way to Grey Walls

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

These students are my superheroes. Nothing deters them. Worms, spiders, muddy shoes, hard dirt? No problem.

The Case for Heirlooms: More than Just a Pretty Plate

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie Growing heirlooms is a great way to preserve the flavor, sustainability, and legacy of the...

How to Decode Your Seed Catalog

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie The seed catalogs that have probably filled your mailbox over the past few months are awfully...

Chasing Chiles In The Face Of Climate Change

NY Times | ANNE RAVER | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home

THERE was a frost expected here two weeks ago, but Gary Paul Nabhan, a conservation biologist and inveterate seed-saver, was out in his hardscrabble g...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Amy Goldman

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Author and gardener Amy Goldman is in my kitchen today, talking about her connection to the garden from farm to table. Amy Goldman is a passionate ga...

'Tis the Season for Seeds

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

If you want to give a homegrown gift that truly keeps on giving -- something that's precious and rare and beautiful, though it doesn't cost much at all -- you can't beat a packet of heirloom seeds.

My Trip to Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa - Part 1

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

When George DeVault asked me to speak at the annual Seed Savers Conference and Campout in Decorah, Iowa, I jumped at the chance. I had been meaning to...

Send a Valentine to Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

For over 20 years, CCH members have supported community development in Haiti. One of the ways they do this is by teaching organic gardening, reforestation, and animal husbandry.

America's Dangerous Short Sighted Future

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

Heirloom seed will continue to serve humanity as long as there are stewards who understand their value and continue to protect their integrity.