mirlitons http://wwno.org en Mirliton Madness in Harvey http://wwno.org/post/mirliton-madness-harvey <p>The Louisiana mirliton is disappearing. But, there is hope.</p><p>In recent years, Lance Hill has become an unexpected mirliton midwife. He has assembled a fleet of farmers, backyard growers, and foragers to search for and propagate disappearing heirloom varieties of this unique vining, chayote squash. They scour farmers markets, garage roofs, storm fences and other places where fruit can still be found. I just viewed video footage of an incredible mirliton orchard in Harvey.</p> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 15470 at http://wwno.org