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“Every variety, every seed has a story,” says Torgrimson. “Many families have seeds handed down through generations.”These seeds are often shared with the SSE. An example is Grandpa Admire’s lettuce. In the catalog are notes about its flavor and heat tolerance, along with mention that it was given to SSE in 1977 by 90-year-old Chloe Lowry and named after her grandfather, a Civil War veteran. “People kept these seeds for a reason — heirlooms are survivors that have adapted to weather…

Seed Savers: Cultivating History

“Every variety, every seed has a story,” says Torgrimson. “Many families have seeds handed down through generations.”These seeds are often shared with the SSE. An example is Grandpa Admire’s lettuce. In the catalog are notes about its flavor and heat tolerance, along with mention that it was given to SSE in 1977 by 90-year-old Chloe Lowry and named after her grandfather, a Civil War veteran. “People kept these seeds for a reason — heirlooms are survivors that have adapted to weather…

Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas: Profiles of Organic Farmers and Ranchers across the State (Texas A University Agriculture Series)

Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas: Profiles of Organic Farmers and Ranchers across the State (Texas A University Agriculture Series)

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