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What We Grew, and What We Grow: 150 Years of Gardening in the U.S. — Snapshots Over Time

October 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Part of The Forest at Duke’s Fall Virtual Learning Series


Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes (Storey Publishing), will be your guide through the ever changing horticultural history of the U.S., looking at 50-year increments between 1850 (the beginning of the proliferation of seed companies) and today. Filled with pictures from old seed catalogs and varieties growing in Craig’s gardens, it will become clear that we are the most fortunate gardeners ever, with an incredibly diverse selection of seeds to choose from. Keying on certain vegetable and flower types, the gardens of our parents and grandparents will come alive. The relevance of the Seed Savers Exchange, which formed in 1975, will become evident as the single most important catalyst for saving our precious horticultural heritage.

Craig will be happy to answer all questions following the webinar.

This virtual presentation is free and open to anyone!

To register for this event in our Fall Virtual Learning Series, please click the green “Register Now” button below.