Where art and horticulture meet.
Seeds: Oregon farmer, Alan Kapuler, aka Mushroom, has been growing, saving, and breeding new open-pollinated plants through Peace Seeds for decades. His varieties, like the twisting, outstretched hyper-tendrils of this purple sugar snap pea, have become intertwined with multiple generations of his family tree: his children are also seeds people. Combined with the delicious and abundant shoots and tendrils, which are also edible, these snappy purple pods are everything you need for a salad or sauté.
Specific: Pisum sativum.
Artist, Heather Renaux, interviewed Alan Kapuler before crafting this acrylic-on-board custom family tree, which weaves together the story of this variety with that of his own family.