Wednesday, January 23, 2013

USDA: Historic Food Messages

Who knew the USDA had a visitor's center? It's small but active - had an orientation staff member who did a fabulous job, had good handouts and a great timeline and some very interesting facts.

Here are a few images to get you thinking about how historical materials can help you with your sustainability messages. If you are an historic house, a garden, or any other site promoting home-grown and home-canned, they could be a great resource for images.

And I picked up a packet of heirloom seeds - planting some "Abraham Lincoln" tomatoes, Lycopersicon esculentum, in just a couple months! USDA defines an heirloom vegetable as "introduced before 1951 that have been passed down from generation to generation". 

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