Recreating lost apple varieties

I was fascinated at this. And heartened once again by the power of community. So many ‘lost things’ from years past are curated by small groups of fans who keep the heritage alive for future generations. Find the Apple Search website here

Similarly, I have a friend, Kerstin, who practises and teaches lost stitching and mending methods from days gone by. I learned darning when I was little and used to darn my father’s socks and shirts. I wonder if that is widely taught today?


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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