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After a lifetime of growing vegetables, collecting rare and endangered varieties whilst travelling the world for work and pleasure, and saving them to share with others including displaced people wishing to reconnect with growing familiar crops, this is a book that tells the stories of how the vegetables we often don’t think about or simply take for granted journeyed from wild parent to cultivated offspring and found themselves at the very centre of our food culture.
Takes [the] readers on a journey around the world and through time …written with such enthusiasm it will make you want to become a seed saver – Dan Saladino book of the year The Food Programme BBC Radio4
Possibly the most important and inspirational book about gardening that you’ll ever read – Lynne Allbutt, Western Mail
The writing is rich, demonstrating his deep integration into the world of seed seekers… a clarion call to think about our food in new ways and to carefully consider where it comes from – Chris Stokel-Walker New Scientist
He’s an entertaining storyteller, full of quirky encounters… Alexander’s descriptions just make you want to try them yourself … towering Luang Prabang mangetouts, Lamon beans and dauntingly named ‘Bloody Warrior’ lettuces. It’s down to people like Alexander that I can still get hold of seeds. I’m profoundly grateful. Sally Nex, Gardens Illustrated
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