The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
By Janisse Ray
Across the country, a renaissance of local-food, local-farming, and place-based culinary traditions is taking hold. And yet, something small, critically important, and profoundly at risk is being overlooked in this local-food resurgence: seeds. Of the thousands of seed varieties available at the turn of the 20th century, 94 percent have been lost - forever.
The Seed Underground reminds us that while our underlying health, food security, and sovereignty may be at stake as seeds disappear, so, too, are the stories, heritage, and history that pass between people as seeds are passed hand to hand.