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The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food


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ISBN13: 9781603583060
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There is no despair in a seed. There's only life, waiting for the right conditions-sun and water, warmth and soil-to be set free. Everyday, millions upon millions of seeds lift their two green wings.At no time in our history have Americans been more obsessed with food. Options- including those for local, sustainable, and organic food-seem limitless. And yet, our food supply is profoundly at risk. Farmers and gardeners a century ago had five times the possibilities of what to plant than farmers and gardeners do today; we are losing untold numbers of plant varieties to genetically modified industrial monocultures. In her latest work of literary nonfiction, award-winning author and activist Janisse Ray argues that if we are to secure the future of food, we first must understand where it all begins: the seed.The Seed Underground is a journey to the frontier of seed-saving. It is driven by stories, both the author's own and those from people who are waging a lush and quiet revolution in thousands of gardens across America to preserve our traditional cornucopia of food by simply growing old varieties and eating them. The Seed Underground pays tribute to time-honored and threatened varieties, deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds, and reveals the astonishing characters who grow, study, and save them.

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susanusha, November 30, 2014 (view all comments by susanusha)
If you are interested in food or gardening, this book will be fascinating. Why do people save seeds? What are those people like? (eccentric, dedicated and interesting) Janisse Ray is a good writer, and she shines writing about this subject.
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nanis, September 24, 2012 (view all comments by nanis)
I am so excited to read this book! It is absolutely needed.
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Ray, Janisse
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Agriculture-Sustainable Living
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A Growing Revolution
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9 x 6 in

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