“Just a few generations ago, we were a nation of seed savers because it was essential to our survival. Many of us have lost touch with this ancient practice, but the knowledge is still inside each and every one of us just waiting to be unlocked. As the demand for locally grown food increases, the demand for local seed is not far behind. After all, food is only as local as the seed that grows it. “
Throughout his travels across the country, author Bevin Cohen has collected many interesting and heartwarming stories about heirloom and heritage seeds as well as the people that keep them. This book gives voice to these sacred tales and is told in the words of the seed keepers themselves; a unique blend of history and philosophy. From Our Seeds & Their Keepers is a one of a kind collection of stories that is sure to inspire every gardener to take part in the ancient ritual of seed saving.
About the author
Ben Cohen is an author, herbalist, gardener, seed saver, and educator. He’s the owner of Small House Farm and the founder of Michigan Seed Library, a community seed-sharing initiative that has worked to establish nearly 70 seed library programs. Cohen offers workshops and lectures across the country on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs, and locally grown food, and he has published numerous works on these topics, including his most recent book, Saving Our Seeds. He serves on the boards of the International Herb Association, the Slow Food Ark of Taste Seed Bank, and the advisory council for the Community Seed Network, a multinational education and networking platform. Learn more about Cohen’s work on his website www.smallhousefarm.com
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