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Author Best, Billy F., 1935- author.

Title Kentucky heirloom seeds : growing, eating, saving / Bill Best with Dobree Adams ; foreword by A. Gwynn Henderson ; afterword by Brook Elliott.

Publication Info. Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource
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Note Includes index.
Contents Seed saving: past, present, and future -- Kentucky's seed-saving pioneers -- Getting to know beans -- Getting to know tomatoes -- Letting traditions speak -- Growing, eating, and sharing: Frank Barnett's stories -- Seed-saving legacies -- Practical tips for growing and saving -- Heirloom favorites -- Growing and sharing today -- The high price of cheap food: a case for heirlooms.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 31, 2017).
Summary 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.
Subject Seeds -- Kentucky.
Seeds -- Storage -- Kentucky.
Heirloom varieties (Plants) -- Kentucky.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Agriculture & Food.
Heirloom varieties (Plants) (OCoLC)fst00954528
Seeds. (OCoLC)fst01111109
Seeds -- Storage. (OCoLC)fst01111160
Kentucky. (OCoLC)fst01204494
Added Author Adams, Dobree, author.
Other Form: Print version: Best, Billy F., 1935- Kentucky heirloom seeds. (DLC) 2016058497
ISBN 9780813168883 (electronic book)
0813168880 (electronic book)
9780813168890 (electronic book)
0813168899 (electronic book)
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