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The Seed Underground

Janisse Ray

Chelsea Green Publishing Company

85 North Main Street, Suite 120

White River Junction, VT 05001

9781603583060, $17.95,

The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food offers stories of ordinary gardeners who try to save open-pollinated varieties of old-time seeds, and blends their stories with that of Janisse Ray, who watched her grandmother save squash seed and who herself cultivated a garden rich in heirloom varieties and local strengths. It's a story of not just gardening, but harvesting and preserving vintage varieties of food, and will appeal to gardening and culinary collections alike with its powerful account of saving seeds and old varieties on the verge of vanishing.

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Title Annotation:'The Seed Underground'
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Oct 1, 2012
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