Heirloom Bean Seed Nourishes Generations

The writer’s new home came with a commandment from her grandmother: Plant a garden. And with the matriarchal directive came one more gift: seeds from a green bean plant that has fed the family for more than 180 years. (A 2014 article republished today to honor the memory of the writer's grandmother, Ruby Haynes Caudill, 1917-2017.)