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Saving seeds, preserving taste : heirloom seed savers in Appalachia

Author: Billy F Best
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the forefront of seed saving and trading for over fifty years, Best has helped preserve numerous varieties of beans, tomatoes, corn, squashes, and other fruits and vegetables. While corporate agriculture favors a few hardy but flavorless varieties of daily vegetables, seed savers have worked tirelessly to preserve genetic diversity and the flavors rooted in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billy F Best
ISBN: 9780821420492 0821420496 9780821444627 082144462X
OCLC Number: 822025321
Description: xviii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Heritage fruit and heirloom seeds --
Beans --
Tomatoes --
Heritage apples --
Corn --
Candy roasters --
Cucumbers --
Seed savers --
Seeds, family, community, and traditions --
Keepers and distributors of the seeds.
Other Titles: Heirloom seed savers in Appalachia
Responsibility: Bill Best.

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Introduces readers to the cultural traditions associated with seed saving, as well as the remarkable people who have used grafting practices and hand-by-hand trading to keep alive varieties that  Read more...

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"This animated narrative offers a glimpse into American folklore, migration patterns, and the glory of the family farm as it is known through its seeds, which live on season after season, offering Read more...

 
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