Native Seeds Story on NPR

There was an interesting article yesterday on NPR about a non-profit in Arizona called Native Seed/SEARCH. They collect, distribute promote and protect seeds for agricultural crops that have been used by the native cultures in their region and are especially adapted to the arid climate there. One of my favorite authors, Gary Paul Nabhan was interviewed in the article. He has written ALOT of great books…

  • Coming Home to Eat helped popularize the Locavore movement.  
  • Forgotten Pollinators is a facinating read about co-dependent plants & bugs 
  • Renewing America’s Food Traditions reminds us that we don’t always have to look so far afield to other cultures and their food traditions for inspiration – we have plenty of homegrown diversity on our own continent. 
  • Renewing Salmon Nation’s Food Traditions is a historical inventory of foods traditionally used right here in the great Northwest.
  • Where Our Food Comes From – Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine is his latest book and I just ordered if from the library. If previous books are any indication, it’s sure to be a good read. I’ll keep you posted.