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Seed libraries : and other means of keeping seeds in the hands of the people

Author: Cindy Conner
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Series: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historically, seed companies were generally small, often family-run businesses. Because they were regionally based, they could focus on varieties well-suited to the local environment. However the absorption of these small, independent seed businesses into large multinationals, combined with the advancement of biotechnology resulting in hybrids and GMO seeds, has led to a serious loss of genetic diversity. The public  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Conner, Cindy, author.
Seed libraries.:
Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, 2015.
(CaOONL)20149074204
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Conner
ISBN: 9780865717824 0865717826 9781550925753 155092575X
OCLC Number: 875240158
Description: xiv, 177 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: A growing movement --
Why save seeds? --
The role of public libraries --
Other entities to pair with --
Seeds --
Getting started --
Packaging, signups, and other details --
Attracting patrons --
Keeping the momentum --
Seed swaps and other means of sharing --
We are living in exciting times!
Series Title: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.
Responsibility: Cindy Conner.

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