The Gardener's Guide to Saving and Swapping Seeds

Book - 2013
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An illustrated introduction to saving seeds--how to harvest seeds from your own garden, set up a seed library to share with your community, and grow plants from your own seed stash. With a directory of plants and easy-to-follow instructions, this is the perfect book for first-time gardeners.

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. The work of seed collections and seed banks is explored, and advice is given on how to collect, clean, store, preserve, and raise seeds. The second part of the book contains an extensive plant directory, which is full of advice on how to grow plants from "seed to seed."
Publisher: Boston : Roost Books, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781611800913
Branch Call Number: 631.521 JEF NVD
Characteristics: 128 pages
Alternative Title: Seed swap


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PimaLib_SheilaB Oct 13, 2017

A practical, user-friendly book, this book has beautiful pictures, illustrations, and drawings on every page to make it more explanatory, and nice. It spotlights why it is necessary to save seeds: to keep the seed species alive (keeping them from becoming extinct), to furnish food sources for the local community, and growing one’s own food usually is economical, plus, yields food that is higher in nutrition. It also gives names/locations of international seed banks, provides details on how to have a seed swap and how to start a seed bank. This book gives a wonderful, ABC approach to seed saving. A good starter book!

LMcShaneCLE Apr 18, 2015

Beautiful compendium that assists families with seed saving.

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