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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:   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 Appalacian Mountains.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billy F Best
ISBN: 9780821420492 0821420496
OCLC Number: 822025321
Description: xviii, 200 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Heritage fruit and heirloom seeds --
Beans --
Tomatoes --
Heritage apples --
Corn --
Candyroasters --
Cucumbers --
Seed savers --
Seeds, family, community, and traditions --
Keepers and distributors of the seeds.
Other Titles: Heirloom seed savers in Appalachia
Responsibility: Bill Best ; foreword by Howard L. Sacks.

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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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"The magic in the greatest of all Jack tales is that what appears to be a mere handful of seeds turns instead into a giant beanstalk leading to riches beyond measure. That same sort of alchemy is at Read more...

 
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