The broad reach of this volume and the transdisciplinary composition of its authors make it a relevant and timely read for students and educators across academic disciplines and groups of practitioners.
An excellent edited assemblage of conservation case studies that captures our attention and imagination.
—Agriculture and Human Values
A must-read for anyone interested in the current debates in plant diversity conservation.
This volume is welcome and significant, bringing together contributions from key authors and activists. It addresses some of the most innovative grassroots efforts at biodiversity conservation on the planet today; and features communities that have previously been overlooked or whose struggles beg further inquiry and acclaim.
—Devon G. Peña, author of Mexican Americans and the Environment: Tierra y Vida
Without a rich array of local varieties, most of the world's crops will become extinct in the near future. Thus saving a wide variety of heirloom seeds is necessary, but almost no one is paying much attention to the problem. The authors describe many seed-savers, some of whom are actively resisting giant corporations and others who are merely trying to hang onto things they love.
—Eugene N. Anderson, author of The Pursuit of Ecotopia: Lessons from Indigenous and Traditional Societies for the Human Ecology of Our Modern World