Sowing the seeds of diversity

By growing and saving heirloom varieties, gardeners play an important role in the ongoing curation and localisation of the food we eat.

Sowing the seeds of diversity

Since World War II, the move toward corporate ownership of our vegetable varieties and the introduction of modern hybrids has seen a substantial decline in traditional heirloom varieties available to gardeners. The introduction of the supermarket economy, mass transport and refrigerated storage has enabled produce to be grown thousands of kilometres from the kitchen table.

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