[Bill Best] Highlights Appalachian varieties like Lazy Wife Greasy bean, Cherokee Flour corn, Case Knife bean, and Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter tomato, along with the stories of the seed savers that have preserved them. For over 50 years Bill Best has been in the forefront of a movement to preserve flavor, regionally adapted varieties, and the wealth of genetic diversity of beans, corn, squash, apples and tomatoes still existing in Appalachia. Reflecting his work as director of Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center in Kentucky, this book not only talks about heirloom seeds and how to save them, but also the culture that values and maintains them. This book is an invitation for all of us to join in preserving this living heritage. Softcover, 288 pp.

For more, see Virginia farmer Pam Dawling's book review!
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