"Our seeds are disappearing. When seed varieties vanish from the marketplace, they evaporate not only from collective memory but also from the evolutionary story of the earth. Seeds are more like Bengal tigers than vinyl records, which can simply be remanufactured. Once gone, seeds cannot be resurrected. Goodbye, cool seeds. Goodbye, history of civilization. Goodbye, food. A seed makes itself. A seed doesn't need a geneticist or hybridist or publicist or matchmaker. But it needs help. Sometimes it needs a moth or a wasp or a gust of wind. Sometimes it needs a farm and it needs a farmer. It needs a garden and a gardener. It needs you. " Join us at the Asheville Seed Swap next Tuesday (link in profile), and join a growing revolution to save food! Excerpt from The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Janisse Ray.
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Come on out today to WNC Garlic Fest and visit the Slow Food booth, where we'll be sampling black garlic as well as roasted garlic chocolate chip cookies. Attend educational workshops and find many local vendors with garlicky treats... All free 12-6pm at Sow True SeedSow True Seed! ... See MoreSee Less