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Gardening Fiction for Spring


Big Ag Has Won the War On Food

In New Middle Grade Series

New book series imagines a future where gardening is illegal

SALEM, Ore. March 17, 2013—In S. Smith’s exciting new dystopian series, Seed Savers, corporate agriculture and the government have merged into one controlling agency—GRIM. Gardening and seed ownership is illegal, and the population eats a dumbed-down, processed version of food.

In the not-so-distant future of Seed Savers, an elderly woman begins mentoring three children in the “old ways” of gardening. Things go awry when their mother is jailed for the illegal tomato plant the children have secretly been growing, causing them to bolt. With only their bikes, a little money, and backpacks, the kids begin a lonely cross-country journey that tests them both physically and spiritually. Will they succeed in their quest to find a place of food freedom? And can they, only children, help change the world?

Smith, a gardener and former middle school teacher, wanted to write a book students would enjoy and that could be used in the gardening classes and clubs currently popular across the country. Raised on a small family farm, Smith still freezes and cans “boatloads” of fruits and vegetables each summer and fall. “Seed Savers is a love story starring homegrown food … politics obviously comes into the book, but it’s much more than that,” she said. When asked if the novels have a message, Smith said, “… the main message is that kids (and grown-ups) can make a difference in their world.”

Though written for children, adult readers also enjoy Seed Savers, describing the series as well-written, fast-paced, thoughtful, and unique. Home gardeners everywhere will want to get a copy of this simple, yet elegant, work of fiction.

Seed Savers: Treasure and Seed Savers: Lily are available online in paperback and Kindle editions and can be ordered through your local bookstore. Book 3, Heirloom is scheduled for release in fall 2013. For more information visit  http://seedsaversseries.com.

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