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Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating Saving

Thursday, May 18, 2017: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   18/05/2017 12:00:00 18/05/2017 13:00:00 America/Anguilla Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating Saving Thursday, May 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Join Bill Best for a lecture on seed saving and the practice of sustainable agriculture. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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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. Bill Best, professor emeritus from Berea College, is a Madison County, Kentucky, farmer and one of the charter members of the Lexington Farmers’ Market. Widely known as a saver, collector, and grower of heirloom beans and tomatoes, he is the author of Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia.
Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating Saving

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