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By |December 11th, 2013|Pine Mountain Settlement School|

The end of 2013 is bittersweet. My time at Pine Mountain and with the Grow Appalachia family is coming to an end. I've spend the last four growing seasons with Grow Appalachia- cursing the weather, tilling gardens, sweating alongside participating families, cooking, doing paperwork, and making friends. I'm sad to leave such a wonderful organization,

Seed Time Part 2: Traditional Growing vs. the Lure of Modern Science — Pine Mountain, Kathleen Powers

By |January 20th, 2012|Pine Mountain Settlement School|

So last week I provided information about open pollinated vs. hybrid seed and a little history of hybrid crops in the United States. This week I would like to delve into issues concerning GMO and heirloom seed. I’ll start with heirloom seeds because they are the less controversial of the two, although the definition of


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