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The seed underground : a growing revolution to save food / Janisse Ray.

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Watauga County Public Library 631.521 RAY (Text) 50502200558769 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781603583060
  • Physical Description: xv, 217 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., [2012]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211), filmography (page 211), and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
More gardens, less gas -- A brief history of industrial agriculture -- Me growing up -- Sycamore -- What is broken -- A rind is a terrible thing to waste -- Losing the Conch cowpea -- Hooking up -- Sylvia's garden -- Keeping preacher beans alive -- Oakreez -- The poet who saved seed -- The anatomy of inflorescence: a quick lesson -- Red earth -- Pilgrimage to Mecca -- The pollinator -- The bad genie is out of the bottle -- Tomato man -- How to save tomato seeds -- Sweet potato queen -- Keener corn -- Getting the conch back -- Winning the mustaprovince -- Basic seed saving -- Seeds will make you a thief -- Gifts -- Seed banking -- Grassroots resistance -- Public breeding, private profit -- Breed your own -- Wheat anarchists -- A vanishing plant wisdom -- Stop walking around doing nothing -- Last stand.
Summary, etc.:
Discusses the loss of fruit and vegetable varieties and the genetically modified industrial monocultures being used today, shares the author's personal experiences growing, saving, and swapping seeds, and deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds.
Subject: Seeds > United States.
Vegetables > Heirloom varieties > United States.
Fruit > Heirloom varieties > United States.
Vegetables > Seeds > United States.
Fruit > Seeds > United States.
Gardening > United States > Anecdotes.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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