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Kentucky Heirloom Seeds

Author : Bill Best
ISBN : 9780813168883
Genre : Gardening
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Saving seeds to plant for next year's crop has been key to survival around the globe for millennia. However, the twentieth century witnessed a grand takeover of seed producers by multinational companies aiming to select varieties ideal for mechanical harvest, long-distance transportation, and long shelf life. With the rise of the Slow Food and farm-to-table movements in recent years, the farmers and home gardeners who have been quietly persisting in the age-old habit of conserving heirloom plants are finally receiving credit for their vital role in preserving both good taste and the world's rich food heritage. Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving is an evocative exploration of the seed saver's art and the practice of sustainable agriculture. Bill Best and Dobree Adams begin by tracing the roots of the tradition in the state to a 700-year-old Native American farming village in north central Kentucky. Best shares tips for planting and growing beans and describes his family's favorite varieties for the table. Featuring interviews with many people who have worked to preserve heirloom varieties, this book vividly documents the social relevance of the rituals of sowing, cultivating, eating, saving, and sharing.

Saving Seeds Preserving Taste

Author : Bill Best
ISBN : 9780821444627
Genre : Gardening
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The Brown Goose, the White Case Knife, Ora’s Speckled Bean, Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter — these are just a few of the heirloom fruits and vegetables you’ll encounter in Bill Best’s remarkable history of seed saving and the people who preserve both unique flavors and the Appalachian culture associated with them. As one of the people at the forefront of seed saving and trading for over fifty years, Best has helped preserve numerous varieties of beans, tomatoes, corn, squashes, and other fruits and vegetables, along with the family stories and experiences that are a fundamental part of this world. While corporate agriculture privileges a few flavorless but hardy varieties of daily vegetables, seed savers have worked tirelessly to preserve genetic diversity and the flavors rooted in the Southern Appalachian Mountains — referred to by plant scientists as one of the vegetative wonders of the world. Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce readers to the cultural traditions associated with seed saving, as well as the remarkable people who have used grafting practices and hand-by-hand trading to keep alive varieties that would otherwise have been lost. As local efforts to preserve heirloom seeds have become part of a growing national food movement, Appalachian seed savers play a crucial role in providing alternatives to large-scale agriculture and corporate food culture. Part flavor guide, part people’s history, Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste will introduce you to a world you’ve never known — or perhaps remind you of one you remember well from your childhood.

Edible Heirloom Garden

Author : Rosalind Creasy
ISBN : 9781462917648
Genre : Cooking
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Plant, grow, and harvest the vegetables of a century ago, and serve them up using some of the delightful traditional recipes (with modern twists) in this sumptuous heirloom cookbook and gardening guide. Replete with photographs of tomatoes, squash, carrots, beans, cabbages and many more, reminiscent of an old-time county fair, author Rosalind Creasy takes you on a tour of heirloom gardens from New England to Idaho and back to the Iowa heartland, where, Kent Whealy points out, many heirloom vegetables are native. In "How To Grow an Heirloom Garden," Creasy gives extensive instructions on saving and storing seeds from year to year. The "Resources" section of the book lists numerous sources for heirloom seeds. The "Encyclopedia of Heirloom Vegetables" section offers beets in white, deep red, and purple, as well as potatoes and tomatoes of every hue and shape. Along with the gardening techniques, the many delicious heirloom recipes include: Heirloom Tomato Platter Summer Squash and Corn Chowder Cold Slaw and Hot Slaw Mess o' Greens Fried Cucumbers Succotash Candied Sweet Potatoes Turnip Puree Rhubarb and Strawbuerry Cobbler And many more!

Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Author : Charlie Nardozzi
ISBN : 0470555483
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 48. 25 MB
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A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.

Food Revolution

Author : John Robbins
ISBN : 3934647502
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Die Zukunft Des Lebens

Author : Edward O. Wilson
ISBN : 3442152828
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Healing Appalachia

Author : Albert J. Fritsch
ISBN : 0813191777
Genre : Architecture
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Healing Appalachia is the first book to apply "appropriate technology," or the simplest level of technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, specifically to the Appalachian region. The authors examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that are concerned with such issues as food preservation, land use, shelter, and transportation. They pay close attention to the practicality of each technique according to affordability, ease of use, and ecological soundness. Details on construction and maintenance and resources for locating further information are included, making this an essential volume for everyone who cares about the future of Appalachia.

Die Heimatlosen

Author : Paco Roca
ISBN : 395640033X
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Goldenseal

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ISBN : IND:30000071147841
Genre : Folk art
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Die N Chste Million Jahre

Author : Charles Galton Darwin
ISBN : 9783663021902
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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