Grow an Heirloom Kitchen Garden

May 10, 2018

When plains settlers planted their kitchen gardens, they used the seeds they brought across the miles. As precious commodities, these seeds were transported tucked safely into shirt pockets or sewn into the hems of skirts. Once planted, grown and harvested, the fruits, vegetables and herbs provided a welcome taste of home.

Thanks to diligent seed savers, today’s vegetable gardeners can still plant old favorites that have history in every bite. This class turns back time to help gardeners gain a new appreciation for the flavors, colors, textures and imperfections that make heirloom vegetables worth growing. Learn which heirloom vegetables to plant, how to manage the kitchen garden, and tips for saving seeds to pass along to others.