Pod­ded his­tory

GAR­DEN OR­GANIC’S HER­ITAGE SEED LI­BRARY HAS TREA­SURES LIKE THIS HIS­TORIC FRENCH BEAN

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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.

JOIN THE CLUB

For less than £5 a month, you can be­come a mem­ber of Gar­den Or­ganic and the Her­itage Seed Li­brary, sup­port its vi­tal work, and re­ceive up to six va­ri­eties of rare seeds a year for free. A host of ad­di­tional ben­e­fits in­clude a 10% dis­count with The Or­ganic Gar­den­ing Cat­a­logue, a mem­ber­ship mag­a­zine twice a year, ac­cess to over 120 on­line fact­sheets, an email ad­vice line for those re­ally spe­cific chal­lenges, and the op­por­tu­nity to be­come an or­ganic geek your­self by join­ing their mem­bers’ ex­per­i­ments – a range of cit­i­zen science projects that have been run­ning for over 60 years! Join to­day at gar­de­nor­ganic.org.uk/join-us.

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