The Collier Cucumber: Once Nearly Lost, Now Preserved

 The Collier Cucumber: Once Nearly Lost, Now Preserved

One summer during the 1950s, Graham and Margaret Collier of Nashville, Tennessee planted all the seeds they had of their family’s heirloom slicing cucumber. Little did they know, none of the plants would survive that summer’s drought. But that's not where the story ends.

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Yes, You Can Help Document (and Save) Our Agricultural Biodiversity!

Yes, You Can Help Document (and Save) Our Agricultural Biodiversity!

How can you and your garden help us find out more about the global biodiversity associated with the plants in gardens? One way is to participate in agricultural citizen science projects being started by a group of scientists at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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