Kentucky Heirloom Seeds

Growing, Eating, Saving

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Author: Bill Best

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813168880

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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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

Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

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Author: Bill Best

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 082144462X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9003

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

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Author: Rosalind Creasy

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291764X

Category: Cooking

Page: 112

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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!

Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers

Marginality and Memory in the Conservation of Biological Diversity

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Author: Virginia Dimasuay Nazarea

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816524358

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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Through characters and stories that offer a wealth of insights about human nature and society, Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers helps readers more fully understand why biodiversity persists when there are so many pressures for it not to. The key, Nazarea explains, is in the sovereign spaces seedsavers inhabit and create, where memories counter a culture of forgetting and abandonment engendered by modernity. A book about theory as much as practice, it profiles these individuals who march to their own beat in a world where diversity is increasingly devalued as the predictability of mass production becomes the norm.

Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

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Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555484

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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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.

Healing Appalachia

Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology

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Author: Albert J. Fritsch,Paul Gallimore

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813191775

Category: Architecture

Page: 435

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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.

Acornas Welt

Roman

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Author: Anne McCaffrey,Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442241422

Category:

Page: 316

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BECOMING

Meine Geschichte

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Author: Michelle Obama

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641227321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.

Seed Savers

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Seed exchanges

Page: N.A

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The Heirloom Garden

Selecting & Growing Over 300 Old-fashioned Ornamentals

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Author: Jo Ann Gardner

Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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Provides information on individual plants--their botany, cultural background, and history--and discusses propagation, creating period gardens, native and regional species, and more.

Der Geist der Liturgie

eine Einführung

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Author: Benedikt XVI. (Papst)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451272479

Category: Catholic Church

Page: 208

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Goldene Zeiten

Roman

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Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548254173

Category: Feminism

Page: 186

View: 5739