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Margaret Krimm Lettuce: A Story of Self-Sufficiency and Love

By Nancy Redfeather

Margaret Krimm Butterhead Lettuce

Every seed has an amazing story that is passed down from generation to generation by those who are seed savers. Margaret Krimm, one of my Mentors and the finest Gardener I have ever known, passed away in 2016. She was born in Bavaria into a family who she said, “knew how to grow and make anything!” One of her early memories was being lifted into the large crock in the basement so she could stamp down the cabbage into sauerkraut. Growing mostly what she ate, and processing her fine Biodynamic Coffee, was a constant inspiration to me. Every time I would visit her, she would have many stories to tell about new varieties she was growing, or new agricultural id