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Author Ray, Janisse, 1962-
Title The seed underground : a growing revolution to save food / Janisse Ray
Imprint White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., 2012
book jacket
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 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  631.521 R2122 2012    DUE 11-13-22  -  30500101530213
Descript xv, 217 pages ; 24 cm
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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
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211), filmography (p. 211) , and index
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
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