This seed bank could be the answer to our looming food crisis. That may seem like a lofty claim, but check out this video to learn how a world’s worth of seeds are stored safely away in the Arctic snow at a Norway seed bank.
Now that fall is here the results of my summer heirloom bean project are in: a total yield of almost four pounds of beautiful dry beans of several types. In all I grew seven runner beans and five varieties of “common” beans in my suburban garden. Why the excitement? I think it’s fantastic to be able to grow a healthy, delicious, protein source in my own back and front yards. Besides that, I love the versatility of bean dishes, and the varieties are endless if you search beyond the grocery store. You can grow your own and enjoy cooking them all winter.
Slow Food USA is a growing movement formed to protect many aspects of our food supply. Community work, activism, and sensual enjoyment of food are part of this grass roots [ … ]
Seed banks are facilities that collect and preserve seeds to ensure the future of our food security. Right now, a major Russian seed bank is in danger of being shut [ … ]