Learn about the history of seeds and plant domestication and how diversifying our crops with different seed varieties may help prevent blight.
Diversity of food crops has been dwindling worldwide, and untold numbers of human foods are going extinct. What are at risk are our seeds, especially ancient breeds, and our crop biodiversity. And our health.
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In “The Seed Underground,” author Janisse Ray brings us the inspiring stories of ordinary gardeners whose aim is to save time-honored open-pollinated seed varieties like Old Time Tennessee muskmelon and Long County Longhorn okra — varieties that will be lost if people don’t grow, save and swap the seeds.