Inspirational interviews, farm and garden tours, and more.

Winter Winds and Spring Gardens

By Emilee Gettle

Emilee Gettle talks about winter hitting the homestead, and what you can begin doing — even surrounded by ice — to plan for your spring garden.

Jardins Ouvriers

By Irina Stoenescu

The story of workers’ gardens in France, and enlightened priest, and world wars.

Mountain Bummy’s Rare Squash

By William Woys Weaver

Rediscovering a unique Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom locally know as Mountian Bummy squash, named after the nickname of the man who discovered it.

Community Orchards

By Barbara Berst Adams

Growing interest in community gardens and community orchards has led to an increase in community-oriented agriculture.


Traveling With Edible Flowers in Punjab

By Anna Ćwiklinska

From college classrooms to flower fields, Anna Ćwiklinska attends an Indian wedding where some edible flower dishes were served in an unforgettable way.

Reflections on Winter Boredom and Spring Garden Planning

By Emilee Gettle

Reflections of winter boredom, love of heirloom seeds, garden planning, and of New Year resolutions.

Preserving Agriculture Among Indians and Native Americans

By Quint Smith

Managing Editor Quint Smith reflects on the theme of old agricultural appreciation among the peoples of the Americas and India, the theme of the Winter 2015-2016 issue of Heirloom Gardener.

A Taste of India

By Wendy Kiang-Spray

The foundation of Indian cooking need only be as far away as your backyard garden; from tulasi and turmeric to fenugreek and bitter melon.

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