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Mother Earth News and Friends

Aug 12, 2021

While the “mangel-wurzel” sounds like a farm tool, it’s actually a beet! Shawn and Beth Dougherty share the history and cultivation of this fun vegetable.  This is the audio version of an article from the September/October 2021 issue of Grit magazine.

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