The Resource Saving seeds : a home gardener's guide to preserving plant biodiversity, Dan Jason

Saving seeds : a home gardener's guide to preserving plant biodiversity, Dan Jason

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Saving seeds : a home gardener's guide to preserving plant biodiversity
Title
Saving seeds
Title remainder
a home gardener's guide to preserving plant biodiversity
Statement of responsibility
Dan Jason
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Much of our food comes from seeds. But where do our seeds come from? And where are they going? For much of human history, farmers saved their own seed stocks to ensure a good harvest from year to year. In the mid-twentieth century, governments became involved in seed saving, creating massive seed libraries cataloguing thousands of varieties. This biodiversity has come under attack in recent decades, as corporations have replaced heirloom varieties with genetic engineering and costly trademarks. In such an agricultural climate, saving seeds becomes both a practical act of preservation and powerful act of protest. Over half of Canadian households grow fruits, herbs, vegetables or flowers for personal use, according to Statistics Canada. And each of these home gardens has the potential to preserve vital biodiversity, if only we would let plants go to seed, harvest and preserve them. Saving Seeds is a clear and winsome introduction to the essentials of seed saving, from seed selection criteria to harvest and storage tips. It also addresses the role of seed-saving communities: local swaps, seed companies, friends and neighbours and even how the Internet can support this time-honoured practice. In an era of community gardens, farmers markets and renewed interest in heirloom species, Saving Seeds is a timely call to ensure a more secure future for our seeds and ourselves
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NLC
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Jason, Dan
Dewey number
631.5/21
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Seeds
  • Seeds
  • Seeds
Label
Saving seeds : a home gardener's guide to preserving plant biodiversity, Dan Jason
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our Challenge and Opportunity -- Let's hear it for seeds! -- How to Save Seeds -- Seed Saving in Communities
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
viii, 88 pages
Isbn
9781550179002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1122749853
  • (OCoLC)1122749853
Label
Saving seeds : a home gardener's guide to preserving plant biodiversity, Dan Jason
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our Challenge and Opportunity -- Let's hear it for seeds! -- How to Save Seeds -- Seed Saving in Communities
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
viii, 88 pages
Isbn
9781550179002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1122749853
  • (OCoLC)1122749853

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