Suzanne Ashworth is an educational administrator living in Sacramento, California, whose spare time and large backyard are completely devoted to gardening. Suzanne has donated the text of Seed to Seed to help support the work of the Seed Savers Exchange, a genetic preservation organization with 8,000 members who are working together to maintain and distribute heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, grains, flowers, and herbs.
Kent Whealy is the cofounder of Seed Savers Exchange, a nonprofit organization committed to saving heirloom garden seeds from extinction. Founded in 1975 by Kent and Diane Whealy, Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) now has nearly 8,000 members around the world. Its headquarters are at Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa.
"An estimated 60 million Americans grow a portion of their own food in a vegetable garden. Their planting needs are supplied by 255 mail order seed companies, countless local outlets for seeds and plants, and the ever-present grocery store seed rack . . . There have always been a substantial minority of gardeners, however, who bypass the garden seed industry completely by saving their own seeds from year to year. Some of these seed savers, remnants of a recently lost peasant agriculture which purchased nothing that could be produced at home, are still planting the same vegetable varieties that their great-grandparents grew. Other new converts to seed saving may be trying to save something special discovered along the way, or to obtain unique plant material not available commercially. Still others have simply been touched by the powerful satisfaction that comes from a garden which is genuinely self-perpetuating."--from the Introduction
Wonderful resource. Also recommended by our local seed saving group.Published 12 hours ago by M. Curtiss
Wonderfully illustrated and informative. Haven't seen anything as great as this book for learning!Published 3 days ago by Carole
Comprehensive guide to seed saving and growing, with an interesting introduction part. The plant species are very nicely described in details, and you can find everything you are... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ana Sarvan
I've been looking for a book on the best ways to harvest, store, etc. Although this book does cover what I wanted to learn it's incredibly cramed with this seeds scientific name... Read morePublished 28 days ago by KatecCloud
A must have source for any gardener. It has specifics on all crops. I use this book regularly to help keep seed lines going.Published 1 month ago by lilmommy
This book provides information about more types of vegetables than I have seen in any other book. It provides helpful information about harvesting, cleaning, and growing each type... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jerome M. McCourt