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T in 1990 As his previous work has clearly illustrated he has a deep understanding of the land and the plants growing there He also has a poet s heart and love for words as well as a broad and deep education in history and literature With amazi Fabulous book on seed saving Lyrical and informative My reaction towards this BOOKS SO DEPENDS ON MY MOOD FIRST TIME LEARNING so depends on my mood First time learning Nikolai

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and am currently growing tomatoes which was developed from a Russian Institute named after him For a couple of ears I ve been growingsaving seeds from sunflowers and that is a fantastic labor of love I go through 20 lb bags of sunflower seeds rather uickly feeding the birds and suirrels and wonder that if they grow and flower will that pollen cross contaminate what I m growing and results in a patent lawsuit Just realized that when my high school Asian History class covered the Green Revolution some issues were not covered And his writing affects how الإيضاح لمتن ايساغوجي في المنطق you perceive time because of his age and experience believing that the seed has memory and how to care for the soil because there is so much going on under our feet I read this book because Mann Library at Cornell University was running a super sweet Valentine s Day promotion where they matchedou up with a blind date book in their collection and this book was my blind date As I started to read the book I was skeptical but as I reached the middle of the book I really started to enjoy the waxing on about seeds their remarkable and varied features and their importance to us and to biodiversity in general Chaskey would meander through themes in an unpredictable manner which grew on me as I progressed One of the most profound things that I realized through reading this book is that for millions of Riders of the Sea years no soil existed on the earth Just a simple fact that is pretty profoundIt was a nice diversion to read this especially as spring as coming on and we re getting ready to plant our garden for the first time in a fewears This Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters year I had a much deeper appreciation of each seed that I started indoors and the peas that we ve put into the ground so far. Or Mendel's breeding experiments thatielded our modern understanding of genetics; he also introduces us to several bioneers such as the geobotanist Nikolay Vavilov and agriculturalist Cary Fowler who are preserving global biodiversity through seeds Integrating scholarship with accessible storytelling Seedtime is a celebration as well as a call to action urging us to renew our role as citizens of nature in ecologist Aldo Leopold's phrase not as conuerors of it. ,
Haskey makes a very solid case for the need for biodiversity among crops and growing fight against the large corporations that are not so inadvertently trying to stamp biodiversity among crops and growing fight against the large corporations that are not so inadvertently trying to stamp out He also spends a fair amount of time discussing initiatives by different groups from around the world to restore the health of their native environments You might need a bit of patience but overall this book is a great read for those who are looking to learn about the politics of agriculture today I won my copy from Goodreads GiveawaysThis was a beautiful thoughtful book on par with commentary of great works of literature but concerning garlic wheat and clover The very idea of a book devoted to discussing seeds can cause some people to laugh and others to Friends Forever: Everything Changes (Friends Forever) yawn but they are too uick to dismiss what are essentially integral foundations of life on earth I immensely enjoyed Scott Chaskey s voice as he worked through thousands ofears of evolution that present us with today s agriculture It is too easy to take for granted what can readily be found The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach To Television Scripts year round at the grocery store and Chaskey s voice is light enough to touch on matters of global concern without instilling the reader with a need to prepare their own doomsday bunker Fans of Michael Pollan Rachel Carson and William Shakespeare will find beauty in Chaskey s homage to the earth and its biology I appreciated how incredibly well read Chaskey is and how uick he is to give credit to authors and explorers who have come before him The only small critiue I have is that the end gets a little political but gets back on track by the final page and the reader can resume sharing in seed culture and going forth into the world appreciative of this worldHappy Reading I received this book as a giveaway through the First Reads program It is always exciting to get a new book in the mail but this time I got a treasureScott Chaskey is a writer poet and farmer who runs the Peconic Land Trust s uail Hill Farm in Amaganesett New York The farm is one of the oldest examples of Community Supported Agriculture in the nation and Chaskey has worked this land since the farm s establishmen. With the core myths of ancient cultures and the development of human consciousness Their story remains vitally important today as the corporations that manufacture GMOs threaten our food security and the future of seed cultivated agricultureThe stakes for those concerned with preserving biodiversity and ecological integrity are highBalancing a wide view of politics and history Chaskey alights from life on the farm he has cultivated for 25ears to conjure Greg. .

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Top 5 Science and Nature PLA Interesting Some good informative bits however the author seemed to wander aimlessly in several chapters where the introduction of the
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didn t for remainder of the chapter But it did provide a few intriguing topics and titles worth future investigation It took a while for Scott Chaskey to catch his grove but once found this book was immensely enjoyable This well researched read takes one from the ancient begins of seed to the modern age of GMO s As the title suggests this book is a complete study on seeds their history and the science behind them how humans have depended on and interacted with them how they are in the middle of political debates but most of all how they hold promise for all future lifeTold in a hopeful and poetic manner author Scott Chaskey uses storytelling inter weaved with factual evidenceto tell the incredible story of seeds on Earth I enjoyed the first several chapters on the history of seeds and their interactions with humans the most Some of the middle chapters that talked of politics and raw data were a little tedious to me but still worth being toldSeedtime was provided for free as an Advanced Reading Copy in return for an honest review A First Reads ReviewSeedtime is part memoir part science lesson and part history lesson Scott Chaskey not only spends a significant amount of recounting his own experiences as a farmer but he Also Traces The History traces the history crop plants from the evolution of angiosperms to GMOs to today s organic food movement Perhaps the most annoying thing about Chaskey s writing is that he has a tendency to talk slowly He ll often interrupt the narrative he is trying to build in order to relate his own semi related experiences to the reader I kept wishing that he were next to me so I could nudge him to get on with it already In fact it takes him until Chapter 4 to really get the ball rolling But when he does the book becomes extraordinary Chapters 6 and 7 were the highlight of the entire book not only because they were so well researched but because of the relevance of the material to today s problems Scott Chaskey working farmer poet and spiritual father of the community farming movement considers the web of biodiversity and resilience at the heart of our cultural inheritance by masterfully weaving history politics botany literature mythology and memoir into a beautiful and instructive bookIt's hard to think of a subject fundamental to the sustenance of the human race than seeds Having coevolved with the Earth's plants insects and animals seeds are entwined. Seedtime

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