The Shocking True Story of That Giant Squash

Late last year, a story was going around that a squash seed, thought to be dormant for 800 years preserved in a clay pot, was recently unearthed and revived by Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg.  Those seeds were said to be a direct link to the first nations of Canada and were heralded as a miracle of science by seed savers everywhere.  As it turns out, the real story is not as dramatic, but is still a triumph of nature and good care.  Alysa Landry of Indian Country Today lays out the true origins of those seeds and why they are still to be celebrated as a heirloom of First Nation care of the Earth...