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A Gift from the Past

April 22, 2012

heir·loom    [air-loom]

noun

1.

a family possession handed down from generation to generation.
2.

In Law,  property neither personal nor real that descends to the heir of an estate as part of the real property.
adjective

3.

being an old variety that is being cultivated again: heirloomvegetables and fruits.
What wealth we have, if we only are wise to keep it well cherished.
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6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2012 1:03 pm

    No thanks to Monsanto!

    • April 22, 2012 6:18 pm

      There are people here who are growing more and more heirloom vegetables….at least people are beginning to look at niche markets as an alternative to big business.

  2. April 22, 2012 7:30 pm

    Love the picture. Should be a framed art print!

  3. April 24, 2012 6:35 pm

    Reblogged this on Farmanywhere's Blog and commented:
    When I was a kid all I thought there were only russets. Thank you to all the folks who, through it all, were protecting our food diversity.

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