GARDEN ORGANIC’S HERITAGE SEED LIBRARY HAS TREASURES LIKE THIS HISTORIC FRENCH BEAN
Garden Organic curates a wide range of unusual vegetable varieties in its Heritage Seed Library – many of which have a tale to tell, such as climbing French bean, the Cherokee Trail of Tears. In 1838 the Cherokee nation was displaced by settlers and set off on an infamous march that became known as the Trail of Tears. They were only able to take their most precious possessions with them, one of which was a humble bean.
Now you can get your hands on this climbing French bean to grow in your own garden, all while helping to continue Garden Organic’s work conserving heritage veg varieties.
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