The seed underground : a growing revolution to save food
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White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2012.
Format:
Book
ISBN:
9781603583060 (pbk.), 1603583068 (pbk.), 9781603583077 (ebook), 1603583076 (ebook)
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xv, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
SSCL Bud Adult Nonfiction
631.5 RAY
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There is no despair in a seed. There's only life, waiting for the right conditions-sun and water, warmth and soil-to be set free. Everyday, millions upon millions of seeds lift their two green wings.

At no time in our history have Americans been more obsessed with food. Options- including those for local, sustainable, and organic food-seem limitless. And yet, our food supply is profoundly at risk. Farmers and gardeners a century ago had five times the possibilities of what to plant than farmers and gardeners do today; we are losing untold numbers of plant varieties to genetically modified industrial monocultures. In her latest work of literary nonfiction, award-winning author and activist Janisse Ray argues that if we are to secure the future of food, we first must understand where it all begins: the seed.

The Seed Underground is a journey to the frontier of seed-saving. It is driven by stories, both the author's own and those from people who are waging a lush and quiet revolution in thousands of gardens across America to preserve our traditional cornucopia of food by simply growing old varieties and eating them. The Seed Underground pays tribute to time-honored and threatened varieties, deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds, and reveals the astonishing characters who grow, study, and save them.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Ray, J. (2012). The seed underground: a growing revolution to save food. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Pub.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ray, Janisse, 1962-. 2012. The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Pub.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ray, Janisse, 1962-, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Pub, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ray, Janisse. The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Pub, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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