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Summertime Reading

Looking for some great summertime reading? Every Seed Tells a Tale - Stories of Plants, People & Places That Have Contributed to Canada's Seed Heritage is the book for you.

We know our members enjoy reading Seeds of Diversity magazine, and we've had some great articles over nearly three decades of publication. So we collected some of our favourites and published them together, with new photos and illustrations, and updates on old stories.

Read about:

  • How the Montreal melon returned to Montreal
  • How Seeds of Diversity rescued the Arikara Yellow bean
  • How Red Fife wheat opened the prairie provinces in Canada
  • How the Mostoller Goose bean got its name
  • Flower gardens of 100 years ago
  • The many varieties of tomatoes and potatoes bred here in Canada
  • First Nations’ contributions to our gardens
  • How today’s heroes are preserving our seed heritage
  • Canadian historic sites and pioneer villages that make garden history come alive
    and many other fascinating stories.

Chapters include fascinating stories of heritage vegetables, fruits, grains and flowers, and the modern-day seed savers who have rescued these precious garden treasures. Our indigenous peoples, pioneers, scientist-breeders, immigrants and others in our past are brought to life in these pages.

If you're interested in seeds, gardening, agricultural heritage, and stories of people who have created and preserved Canada's seed diversity, you'll find plenty of good summertime reading here.

Even better, it makes a great gift for your gardening friends. 

180 pages
Illustrated with photos

Order your copies now


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