A carrot seed is far less than a millimeter in size, a tiny speck of dirt, dust in the wind. And yet, it contains the DNA to sprout, and to grow big, orange, beta-carotene-rich carrots, given darkness and moisture and the right temperature. Seeds have been the foundation of life, and for life, for millions of years.
Seeds are an incredible invention by Mother Nature – preserving life from generation to generation, often thousands of varieties of the same species, able to withstand and learn from drought, or other weather conditions, incorporate soil quality, and other environmental factors. Seeds are a living database of the growing history, to make sure the next generation of seeds is even better equipped than the generation before.
Listen to this Podcast Episode on Seed Keepers and Seed Preservation
“A Kernel of Life: Seed, The Untold Story”
Helge Hellberg in an organic conversation with Jon Betz, Director & Producer, and Taggart Siegel, of SEED: The Untold Story
Originally posted 2017-05-08 09:00:29.