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By Michael Carolan
Colorado State University 

A sharing economy for plants: Seed libraries are sprouting up

 

November 23, 2018



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(THE CONVERSATION) Humans have been holding late-year harvest celebrations for millennia. Beyond bulking up for winter, these events have an enduring theme: Being grateful for what one has, while noting a duty to share one’s good fortune.

In my new book, “The Food Sharing Revolution: How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops are Changing the Way We Eat,” I look at sharing from a variety of angles – good, bad and downright ugly. One example is the custom of seed sharing, which...



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