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.

By Annie B. Bond

37 comments

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby4 years ago

ty

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Val M.
Val M4 years ago

Thanks

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Charlotte A.
Charlotte A4 years ago

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

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Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Thanks for sharing

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

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Val M.
Val M4 years ago

Thanks

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thanks for the share!

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

good to know

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