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Seedswap: The Gardener's Guide to Saving and Swapping Seeds

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"For many, the growing trend of organic gardening is challenge enough. Jeffery takes gardening to a new and often neglected level, that of understanding the heritage of the seeds being cultivated. Under the rubric of 'seed activism,' Jeffery's book serves not only as a general reference guide to understanding seeds and their growth habits, but also explores the larger mystery of the heritage of seeds and the benefits of preserving and sharing them. Gardeners from the U.K, as this author is, understand gardening broadly, because of the robust and refined gardening culture there, coupled with the ongoing innovations due to the constraint of limited geography. As a result, Jeffery offers expertise that is smart, simple, and practical. Seed-swapping etiquette must be upheld (the author gives advice), but once the rules of the game are realized, the world of swapping seeds is invigorating and satisfying. This helpful volume serves the earnest gardener who is in it for the long haul." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

JOSIE JEFFERY is a keen horticulturalist, seed activist, and grassroots gardener. She studied hoticulture and garden design in Brighton, where since 2009 she's also run a successful business, SeedFreedom. Josie is the author of Seedbombs: Going Wild with Flowers (Ivy Press, 2011) and Good Companions: The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting (Ivy Press, 2012).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Alan Philips, Seedy Sunday

Introduction by Andy Jackson, Kew

1. Seed Swapping

2. An Introduction to Seeds

3. The Benefits of Swapping

4. Sourcing and Saving Seeds

5. Seed Banks

6. Create a Seed Bank

7. Raising Seeds

Seed Directory

Seedswap Troubleshooter

Seed Libraries

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611800913
Author:
Jeffery, Josie
Publisher:
Roost Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Gardening : General
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL-COLOR PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.51 x 0.77 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Propagation
Home and Garden » Gardening » Reference
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Agronomy

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Product details 128 pages Roost Books - English 9781611800913 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For many, the growing trend of organic gardening is challenge enough. Jeffery takes gardening to a new and often neglected level, that of understanding the heritage of the seeds being cultivated. Under the rubric of 'seed activism,' Jeffery's book serves not only as a general reference guide to understanding seeds and their growth habits, but also explores the larger mystery of the heritage of seeds and the benefits of preserving and sharing them. Gardeners from the U.K, as this author is, understand gardening broadly, because of the robust and refined gardening culture there, coupled with the ongoing innovations due to the constraint of limited geography. As a result, Jeffery offers expertise that is smart, simple, and practical. Seed-swapping etiquette must be upheld (the author gives advice), but once the rules of the game are realized, the world of swapping seeds is invigorating and satisfying. This helpful volume serves the earnest gardener who is in it for the long haul." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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