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Title:Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
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Publisher:Milkweed Editions
ISBN:1571312471
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Number of Pages:224
Category:Memoir, Non fiction, Nature, Southern, Biography, Ecology

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Ecology of a Cracker Childhood Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard along U S Highway hidden from Florida bound vacationers by the hedge at the edge of the road and by hulks of old cars and stacks of blown out tires Ecology of a Cracker Childhood tells how a childhood spent in rural isolation and steeped in religious fundamentalism grew into a passion to save the almost vanished longleaf pine ecosystem that once covered the South In language at once colloquial elegiac and informative Ray redeems two Souths Suffused with the same history haunted sense of loss that imprints so much of the South and its literature What sets Ecology of a Cracker Childhood apart is the ambitious and arresting mission implied in its title Heartfelt and refreshing The New York Times Book Review

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em There is no despair in a seed There s only life waiting for the right conditions sun and water warmth and soil to be set free Everyday millions upon millions of seeds lift their two green wings em br br At no time in our history have Americans been more obsessed with food Options including those for local sustainable and organic food seem limitless And yet our food supply is profoundly at risk Farmers and gardeners a century ago had five times the possibilities of what to plant than farmers and gardeners do today we are losing untold numbers of plant varieties to genetically modified industrial monocultures In her latest work of literary nonfiction award winning author and activist Janisse Ray argues that if we are to secure the future of food we first must understand where it all begins the seed br br em The Seed Underground em is a journey to the frontier of seed saving It is driven by stories both the author s own and those from people who are waging a lush and quiet revolution in thousands of gardens across America to preserve our traditional cornucopia of food by simply growing old varieties and eating them em The Seed Underground em pays tribute to time honored and threatened varieties deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds and reveals the astonishing characters who grow study and save them, Janisse Ray award winning author of em Ecology of a Cracker Childhood em and em Wild Card Quilt em writes an evocative paean to wildness and wilderness restoration with an extraordinary journey into southern Georgia s Pinhook Swamp br br Pinhook Swamp acts as a vital watershed and wildlife corridor a link between the great southern wildernesses of Okefenokee Swamp and Osceola National Forest Together Okefenokee Osceola and Pinhook form one of the largest expanse of protected wild land east of the Mississippi River This is one of America s last truly wild places and em Pinhook em takes us into its heart br br Ray comes to know Pinhook intimately as she joins the fight to protect it spending the night in the swamp tasting honey made from its flowers tracking wildlife and talking to others about their relationship with the swamp Ray sees Pinhook through the eyes of the people who live there naturalists beekeepers homesteaders hunters and locals at the country store In lyrical down home prose she draws together the swamp s need for restoration and the human desire for wholeness and wildness in our own lives and landscapes, No description available, Poems informed by the author s long standing interest in the wilderness and nature