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George tells the story of seeds

Behind the tool shed, a small renegade patch of Pak Choi plants has put out yellow flowers. With no tending from me, these plants seem unfazed by the last several weeks of freezing weather. They have a serious agenda – seeds – and I’ll be keeping a close eye on these guys.

In doing so, I am part of a lineage that goes way, way back. For as long as humans have gardened, keen observation and careful seed selection have been essential parts of the process.  Without this focus and dedication, early agriculture could never have developed.

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