Me so I could nudge Him To Get On With to get on with already In fact t takes him until "Chapter 4 To Really Get "4 to really get ball rolling But when he does the book becomes extraordinary Chapters 6 and 7 were the highlight of the entire book not only because they were so well researched but because of the relevance of the material to today s problems Chaskey makes a very solid case for the need for biodiversity among crops and growing fight against the large corporations that are not so The Rest of the Story inadvertently trying to stampt out He also spends a fair amount of time discussing nitiatives by different groups from around the world to restore the health of their native environments You might need a bit of patience but overall this book s a great read for those who are looking to learn about the politics of agriculture today Fabulous book on seed saving Lyrical and nformative It took a while for Scott Chaskey to catch his grove but once found this book was mmensely enjoyable This well researched read takes one from the ancient begins of seed to the modern age of GMO s I won my copy from Goodreads GiveawaysThis was a beautiful thoughtful book on par with commentary of great works of literature but concerning garlic wheat and clover The very dea of a book devoted to discussing seeds can cause some
People To Laugh Andto laugh and to yawn but they are too uick to dismiss what are essentially ntegral foundations of life on earth I mmensely enjoyed Scott Chaskey s voice as he worked through thousands of years of evolution that present us with today s agriculture It s too easy to take for granted what can readily be found year round at the grocery store and Chaskey s voice The Tears of Eros is light enough to touch on matters of global concern withoutnstilling the reader with a need to prepare their own doomsday bunker Fans of Michael Pollan Rachel Carson and William Shakespeare will find beauty n Chaskey s homage to the earth and ts biology I appreciated how Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success incredibly well read Chaskeys and how uick he A Life in Two Worlds is to give credit to authors and explorers who have come before him The only small critiue I haves that the end gets a little political but gets back on track by the final page and the reader can resume sharing The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance in seed culture and going forthnto the world appreciative of this worldHappy Reading My reaction towards this books so depends on my mood First time learning about Nikolai Vavilov and am currently growing Moskvich tomatoes which was developed from a Russian Institute named after him For a couple of years I ve been growingsaving seeds from sunflowers and that The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories is a fantastic labor of love I go through 20 lb bags of sunflower seeds rather uickly feeding the birds and suirrels and wonder thatf they grow and flower will that pollen cross contaminate what I m growing and results n a patent lawsuit Just realized that when my high school Asian History class covered the Green Revolution some ssues were not covered And his writing affects how you perceive time because of his age and experience believing that the seed has memory and how to care for the soil because there s so much going on under our fee. Or Mendel's breeding experiments that yielded our modern understanding of genetics; he also ntroduces us to several bioneers such as the geobotanist Nikolay Vavilov and agriculturalist Cary Fowler who are preserving global biodiversity through seeds Integrating scholarship with accessible storytelling Seedtime Feminisms at a Millennium is a celebration as well as a call to action urging us to renew our role as citizens of naturen ecologist Aldo Leopold's phrase not as conuerors of t. ,
Scott Chaskey ô 3 read & downloadTop 5 Science and Nature PLA As the title suggests this book s a complete study on seeds their history and the science behind them how humans have depended on and nteracted with them how they are Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung in the middle of political debates but most of all how they hold promise for all future lifeToldn a hopeful and poetic manner author Scott Chaskey uses storytelling Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel inter weaved with factual evidenceto tell thencredible story of seeds on Earth I enjoyed the first several chapters on the history of seeds and their nteractions with humans the most Some of the middle chapters that talked of politics and raw data were a Little Tedious To Me But Still Worth tedious to me but still worth toldSeedtime was provided for free as an Advanced Reading Copy n return for an honest review I received this book as a giveaway through the First Reads program It El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! is always exciting to get a new bookn the mail but this time I got a treasureScott Chaskey Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana is a writer poet and farmer who runs the Peconic Land Trust s uail Hill Farmn Amaganesett New York The farm s one of the oldest examples of Community Supported Agriculture n the nation and Chaskey has worked this land since the farm s establishment A Mistaken Match in 1990 As his previous work has clearlyllustrated he has a deep understanding of the land and the plants growing there He also has a poet s heart and love for words as well as a broad and deep education Lodz in history and literature With amazing fluidity he combines science memoir poetry history and philosophynto a complex and coherent whole Reading his work s challenging and enrapturing at onceIn Seedtime Mr Chaskey turns his considerable nsight and talent to the unlikely subject of seeds From the beginning however he "Makes It Clear That Even The Smallest "it clear that even the smallest play a vital role The Diminished in our lives andn the future we build The ntroductory chapter lays out the basic facts that the diversity of seeds available for food crops has declined catastrophically n the last century and the resulting loss of diversity puts our entire food production capability at risk In this chapter Chaskey also entices the reader with his ability to turn a phrase that embodies perfectly his Romantic attachment to the land plants and animals amongst which he works His gift for magery and awareness of the resonance of words n the ear and their feel on the tongue makes reading his work a sensual pleasure as well as an Claimed by a Cowboy intellectual enrichment This connection between the artistic and the practical between the spiritual and the earthly lies very much at the heart of the story Chaskey tells andn which he Discipline invites our participationSubseuent chapters cover the evolution of angiosperm seeds the kind from which most of our food grows the history of seed saving and the causes and effects of seed company monopolies and the privatizing and patenting of seedsn the twentieth century Chaskey Claim the Night (The Claiming is at his best when hes telling stories His account of the work of Nikolai Vavilov proves both educational and touching The purely didactic sections of the book the chapter on seed evolution and the long central chapter on hybrids GMOs and the erosion of div. Scott Chaskey working farmer poet and spiritual father of the community farming movement considers the web of biodiversity and resilience at the heart of our cultural Claimed by Desire inheritance by masterfully weaving history politics botany literature mythology and memoirnto a beautiful and Say Youll Remember Me instructive bookIt's hard to think of a subject fundamental to the sustenance of the human race than seeds Having coevolved with the Earth's plantsnsects and animals seeds are entwined. ,
Ersity lack the charm and "warmth of other parts of the book and yet they are never boring Of particular " of other parts of the book and yet they are never boring Of particular unlike others of an activist bent Chaskey maintains a moderate and reasonable tone throughout The final chapters of the book return to the farm and the plants Chaskey loves and bring his case full circle As he describes the history of the humble potato for example he also Accidental Bodyguard illustrates the points made earlier about the need for diversity and a shared cultural story that values stewardship of the land above exploitation In these chapters stories from Chaskey s life blend seamlessly with the poetry of his language the passion of his politics and the natural history of his chosen subjects The reader comes away from the booknspired and optimistic even n the face of the daunting situation Chaskey reveals Finally a note about the physical book tself Rarely does a book so aptly embody the message Mehr als das it carries Inside each chapters graced with a detailed and beautiful The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, illustration of a plant drawn by Chaskey s adult son Besides adding a visual boon to the book thesellustrations exemplify the sense of community and enduring cultural value Chaskey describes The book s cover bears the Abby and the Bachelor Cop image of a milkweed seed suspended and apparently adrift onts fluffy sails No better analogy could apply for Chaskey s book a self contained world of energy and nourishment just waiting to alight Eye to Eye in the right hands wherets contents will sprout and bring forth actions to nourish future generations I read this book because Mann Library at Cornell University was running a super sweet Valentine s Day promotion where they matched you up with a blind date book Accidentally Expecting in their collection and this book was my blind date As I started to read the book I was skeptical but as I reached the middle of the book I really started to enjoy the waxing on about seeds their remarkable and varied features and theirmportance to us and to biodiversity n general Chaskey would meander through themes n an unpredictable manner which grew on me as I progressed One of the most profound things that I realized through reading this book Herzrivalen is that for millions of years no soil existed on the earth Just a simple fact thats pretty profoundIt was a nice diversion to read this especially as spring as comin Interesting Some good nformative bits however the author seemed to wander aimlessly n several chapters where the Alaskan Nights introduction of the topic didn t hold for the remainder of the chapter Butt did provide a few ntriguing topics and titles worth future nvestigation A First Reads ReviewSeedtime s part memoir part science lesson and part history lesson Scott Chaskey not only spends a significant amount of recounting his own experiences as a farmer but he also traces the history of crop plants from the evolution of angiosperms to GMOs to today s organic food movement Perhaps the most annoying thing about Chaskey s writing s that he has a tendency to talk slowly "He Ll Often Interrupt "ll often nterrupt narrative he s trying to build Always Look Twice in order to relate his own semi related experiences to the reader I kept wishing that he were next to. With the core myths of ancient cultures and the development of human consciousness Their story remains vitallymportant today as the corporations that manufacture GMOs threaten our food security and the future of seed cultivated agricultureThe stakes for those concerned with preserving biodiversity and ecological All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night integrity are highBalancing a wide view of politics and history Chaskey alights from life on the farm he has cultivated for 25 years to conjure Greg.