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In an exciting introduction to the global seed-swapping movement, passionate seed activist Josie Jeffery explores why we should care about our plant heritage and, most importantly, explains how to do it. With an invaluable directory of all the best seeds to swap and save, Seedswap provides all the tools you need to start your very own growing revolution.
This book covers the what, who, and whys of seed swapping and seed saving. It advises where to start and how to get involved with the worldwide horticultural campaign to "save our seeds." The work of seed activist individuals and groups is highlighted with inspirational tips and tales, and there is insight into the practices of major seed companies and how this has affected seed diversity (as well as how "seed breeding" affects the future of plants). Jeffery explores the work of seed collections and seed banks, and she gives advice on how to collect, clean, store, preserve, and raise seeds. The second part of the book contains an extensive plant directory that is full of advice on how to grow plants from "seed to seed."
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