Image of corn field
Book Excerpt from Endangered Maize
In Chapter 7, “Grow,” author Helen Anne Curry relays the story of Indigenous revolutionaries in Mexico who tapped into community-based methods to conserve traditional corn varieties.
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Book Excerpt from Endangered Maize
Book Excerpt from Endangered Maize

In Chapter 7, “Grow,” author Helen Anne Curry relays the story of Indigenous revolutionaries in Mexico who tapped into community-based methods to conserve traditional corn varieties.

In Chapter 7, “Grow,” author Helen Anne Curry relays the story of Indigenous revolutionaries in Mexico who tapped into community-based methods to conserve traditional corn varieties.

ABOVE: MODIFIED FROM ISTOCK.COM, franconiaphoto

seed bank

Cover of Endangered Maize by Helen Anne Curry
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