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Saving Seeds

Saving Seeds

Did you know that humans presently rely upon just 20 varieties of plants for 90 percent of their food? Experts throughout the world think that this lack of biodiversity could lead to an agricultural calamity. The Irish potato famine, which led to the death or displacement of two and a half million people in the 1840s, is an example of what can happen when farmers rely on only a few plant species as the cornerstone of their crops.

In just the last 15 years, more than half of the varieties once available have disappeared from seed catalogs. But you can help to reverse this alarming trend. Learn more about seeds, and find out the simple steps to saving your own garden seeds, to help protect the health and biodiversity of the plants we grow.

Find out more about seeds:

Seeds of Change.

And learn how to save your own garden seeds:

Saving Seeds.

Read more: Nature, Lawns & Gardens

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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11:52AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013


6:25AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:03AM PST on Feb 25, 2013


2:47AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thank you

12:34PM PST on Feb 22, 2013

It wasn't a potato famine - it was genocide.

1:31PM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Thanks for sharing

1:09PM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

3:17AM PST on Jan 30, 2013


1:16AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Thanks for the share!

6:40AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

good to know

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