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Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving

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by Bill Best & Dobree Adams
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Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving by Bill Best & Dobree Adams

Saving seeds to plant for next year's crop has been key to survival around the globe for millennia. However, the twentieth century witnessed a grand takeover of seed producers by multinational companies aiming to select varieties ideal for mechanical harvest, long-distance transportation, and long shelf life. With the rise of the Slow Food and farm-to-table movements in recent years, the farmers and home gardeners who have been quietly persisting in the age-old habit of conserving heirloom plants are finally receiving credit for their vital role in preserving both good taste and the world's rich food heritage.

Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving is an evocative exploration of the seed saver's art and the practice of sustainable agriculture. Bill Best and Dobree Adams begin by tracing the roots of the tradition in the state to a 700-year-old Native American farming village in north central Kentucky. Best shares tips for planting and growing beans and describes his family's favorite varieties for the table. Featuring interviews with many people who have worked to preserve heirloom varieties, this book vividly documents the social relevance of the rituals of sowing, cultivating, eating, saving, and sharing.

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Pages: 304
Size: 5.9 MB
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Date published:   2017
ISBN: 9780813168890 (DRM-EPUB)
9780813168883 (DRM-PDF)

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06/24/2017
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