Profiles

Inspirational interviews, farm and garden tours, and more.

Landscapes of Resistance: Crops of the African Diaspora

By Owen Taylor

Few saved seeds come with a richer history than those being cultivated by American farmers reclaiming their roots through ancestral African crops


Seed Savers Exchange’s Historic Apple Orchard

Written by Seed Savers Exchange and photos by Sara Friedl-Putnam

Learn about the orchard saving hundreds of rare apples, including many varieties intended for more than just fresh eating, for all of us here today — and help Seed Savers Exchange save them for future generations as well.


Saving Seeds, Saving Cultures

By Haley Casey

This seed-keeping company doesn’t just keep heirloom plants safe from hybridization, it brings ancestral crops back to the people whose cultures kept them alive.


Painting, Planning, and the Process

Group editor, Jean Denney, discusses her plans for getting through the winter and finding inspiration for a spring garden.


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Table for One

By Jordan Carley

Garden for a small household — and avoid a harvest that overwhelms your kitchen — by following these handy tips from Heirloom Gardener readers.


The American Horticultural Society 2018 Book Awards

By Jordan Carley

The 2018 picks for the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award have arrived, and they represent a wide range of gardening topics.


Successful Urban Bumblebees

By Jordan Carley

While most wildlife suffers from increased human contact, bumblebees have adapted surprisingly well to urban life, according to a recent European study.


Sustainable Agriculture Returns to Koraput

By Jordan Carley

Women's collectives in Odisha, India are working to re-establish traditional permaculture methods and to introduce drought-resistant crops.



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