Plant Profiles

Heirloom plant profiles. Categories include edible, fiber, medicinal and ornamental.

All About Einkorn Grain

By Jonathan Olivier

Low-gluten einkorn, so named for having only one grain per flower, nearly vanished in the rush to develop faster-growing, easy-to-harvest wheat strains.

Anise Hyssop: Herb of the Year

By Samantha Johnson

Get acquainted with the beloved herb that’s captured the attention of pollinators and people alike.

Heirlooms and Herbals

This series, hosted by Joanne Bauman, takes an in-depth look at one new herb every episode.


By Cinead McTernan

Bring lemongrass into your kitchen and garden! Learn how to grow, dry, and harvest this robust herb.


Umbrian Wild Peas (Roveja)

Words by Peter Gilmore; photos by Brett Stevens

Dating back to ancient Rome, this Italian wild pea had lapsed into obscurity by the 1990s. Find out how this pea made its comeback in the culinary world.

Bamboo Shoots

Words by Peter Gilmore; photos by Brett Stevens

Discover fast-growing bamboo shoots, a versatile resource and vital food source in many Asian countries.

Tea Terroir: Native Bergamot

By Dawn Combs

When tariffs made imported Chinese tea too expensive for American colonists to purchase, they turned to native bee balms for tasty drinks.

Spread the Wild with Summer Cherries

By Christopher Nyerges

Learn to identify wild cherries, and even grow them in your own backyard.

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