Themes of a Seed Bank
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(2023) Themes of a Seed Bank: Native Seed/SEARCH
There are numerous motivations for starting a seed bank. Preserving biodiversity while addressing rapid globalisation of industrial agriculture is a common priority for many (Curry 2019; Harlan 1975). Detailed research into the origins of a particular seed bank reveals the way overarching concerns translate into specific organisational themes. Native Seed/SEARCH (NS/S), founded in Tucson Arizona in 1983, helped focus public attention on preserving local seeds in the Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States (Schmidt 2015).