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Seedtime (free Read) BY Scott Chaskey



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  1. says:

    I read this book because Mann Library at Cornell University was running a super sweet Valentine's Day promotion where they matched you 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 ab

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    My reaction towards this books so depends on my mood First time learning about Nikolai Vavilov and am currently growing Moskvich tomatoes which was developed from a Russian Institute named after him For a couple of years I've been growingsaving seeds from sunflowers and that is a fantastic labor of love I go through 20 lb

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    Fabulous book on seed saving Lyrical and informative

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    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 th

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    I won my copy from Goodreads GiveawaysThis was a beautiful thoughtful book on par with commentary of great work

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    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 of 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 interr

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    As the title suggests this book is a complete study on seeds their history and the science behind them how humans have depended on a

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    Interesting Some good informative bits; however the author seemed to wander aimlessly in several chapters where t

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    Top 5 Science and Nature PLA

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SUMMARY ☆ TALKLOBBY.CO.UK ☆ Scott Chaskey

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 25 years to conjure Greg. 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 of 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

SUMMARY Seedtime

Seedtime

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. I read this book because Mann Library at Cornell University was running a super sweet Valentine s Day promotion where they matched you 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 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

SUMMARY ☆ TALKLOBBY.CO.UK ☆ Scott Chaskey

Or Mendel's breeding experiments that yielded 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. Interesting Some good informative bits however the author seemed to wander aimlessly in several chapters where the introduction of the topic didn t hold for the remainder of the chapter But it did provide a few intriguing topics and titles worth future investigation