The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food


Blowout Sale! Save 67% on the The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Chelsea Green Publishing at Cobble Stone Inn. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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


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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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Manufacturer:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Category:
Vegetable Seeds For Sale
EAN:
9781603583060
ISBN:
1603583068
Edition:
First Edition
Author:
Janisse Ray
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication Date:
2012-07-06
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
0.81 pounds
Item Size:
1.02 x 9.02 x 6.02 inches
Package Weight:
0.85 pounds
Package Size:
5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches

 


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