Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving

Kentucky Heirloom Seeds: Growing, Eating, Saving


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ISBN-13: 9780813168876
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 824,883
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

Dobree Adams is primarily known in the region as a fiber artist and photographer. She gardens and farms on a river bottom of the Kentucky north of Frankfort.

Table of Contents

Foreword A. Gwynn Henderson ix

Preface xxvii

1 Seed Saving: Past, Present, and Future 1

2 Kentucky's Seed-Saving Pioneers 23

3 Getting to Know Beans 45

4 Getting to Know Tomatoes 57

5 Letting Traditions Speak 65

6 Growing, Eating, and Sharing: Frank Barnett's Stories 99

7 Seed-Saving Legacies 121

8 Practical Tips for Growing and Saving 157

9 Heirloom Favorites 165

10 Growing and Sharing Today 173

11 The High Price of Cheap Food: A Case for Heirlooms 209

Afterword Brook Elliott 227

Resources 241

Acknowledgments 247

About the Author 253

Index 255

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