Biodiversity Drives Heirloom Expo

Sep 11, 2013

An imposing tower of varied squash, pumpkins and gourds greets visitors entering the Hall of Flowers during the Heirloom Expo this week.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  Where can you see, touch and even taste hundreds of varieties of rare and unusual fruits and vegetables? At the “World’s Pure Food Fair” --better known as the National Heirloom Exposition -- currently underway at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Exposure to this vast array of things to grow can be inspiring for home gardeners as well as more serious farmers, suggests heirloom seed collector William Woys Weaver. It can also foster thinking differently about how to eat.


The three-day Heirloom Festival continues through eight o’clock on Thursday, September 12.