Anyone who’s attended a Kerr Center horticulture workshop in the last umpteen years has been exposed to the idea that crop rotations confer numerous benefits both on the soils they’re carried out on, and on the crops that grow in those soils. Studies hot off the academic presses have just added more support to the notion.
Heirloom Vegetables, Genetic Diversity, and the Pursuit of Food Security
This report defines and describes heirloom vegetable varieties and discusses their implications for nutrition, crop genetic diversity, and seed markets from local to global scales. It includes suggestions for actions available to farmers/gardeners, consumers, and citizens, and a list of additional informational resources.
Author: George Kuepper