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These colorful vegetables were being shown at the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, California (USA) in September, 2012. This edible heritage reflects a hugely important gene pool which is being actively preserved. Rare breeds of farm animals were also shown so one is included. November 12 update: I just got a batch of these to give for holiday gifts and they look great.

If you want to buy this calendar in mid year, just adjust the start date to any month and you will get the 12 months starting then.


vegetable, colorful, food, edible, garden, gene pool, plant, genetics, preservation, history, hunger, organic, natural, heritage foods, national heirloom exposition, seeds, diversity

Eye-filling paintings and photos excite me. Mine are inspired by the interplay of color, especially when it creates a cheerful and thoughtful impression. I am a photographer/writer/artist and love both nature and tech stuff. I also publish garden books — see my website. Thanks for looking at my work. My works are copyrighted and are not in the public domain.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 2 years ago

    Wonderful calendar, Betty

  • Thank you. I appreciate your compliment, Shulie.

    – Betty Mackey

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushalmost 2 years ago


  • Dear Nira, thanks so much for the compliment and the fave! I am sending you good wishes for the harvest season and the coming year.

    – Betty Mackey

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsalmost 2 years ago

    yes something new!!! great and fresh!!

  • Shylie, happy gardens and spring to you. Thanks!

    – Betty Mackey

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    nice calendar

  • Many thanks!!!!

    – Betty Mackey

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you too, Betty..
    Shana Tova..
    Gmar Hatima Tova!!
    All the best, NIRA

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Collection!!!

  • Vitta, many many thanks!

    – Betty Mackey

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 2 years ago

    cool idea for a calendar and the unique rabbit for a closer is fun. love the cover shot!

  • Thanks for the fave and comment, especially about the rabbit as the closer. I was wondering whether it should be more vegetarian. Well the rabbit is one… Cheers!

    – Betty Mackey

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdealmost 2 years ago

    Precioso calendario …i like me !

  • Many thanks, dear Liliana!

    – Betty Mackey

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 2 years ago

    fabulous calendar

  • Hi, Beth! Thanks for the fave and kind words.

    – Betty Mackey

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreeover 1 year ago

    a great collection! those gourds look so striking!
    I love gardening and growing my own veg. This year I went a bit mad and planted 75 variaties of tomatoes. If all grows, I don’t know what to do with the produce :)

  • Hi, Irina! This event (the Heritage Foods Expo in Santa Rosa CA) was fabulous and the range of produce from around the world was astonishing. I guess you know I’m a gardening fanatic. Don’t worry, many friends, charities, and critters will be glad to help you consume any extra tomatoes. Happy spring!!

    – Betty Mackey

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