Lewis Jett, an associate professor of horticulture at West Virginia University, believes there’s an untapped market for heritage beans, mountain beans with a deep connection to Central Appalachia, beans that might give a bit of a boost to the local economy and provide a tastier and more nutritious alternative to the prevalent commercial “green beans.” It’s a difficult equation to solve.
The tropical milkweed in my garden are plants grown from starts provided at giveaway at a farmers market in Washington, D.C. in May 2017. (See, Catering To Monarchs In DuPont Circle)
Speed limit signs that reach 80 mph aren’t the only exhilarants that pop up on the edge of Utah’s highways.
“I would call it a wild system to a certain degree.”
It was piled by the curb, a 16-piece sectional steel trellis ready for bulk trash collection. I passed it by several times while walking through the neighborhood. I didn’t think I had room anywhere in my garden for a big trellis. The structure was heavy, too. But the attraction outweighed all other considerations. After a…