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Children's Nonfiction Flowers & Plants

Save Our Seeds

Protecting Plants for the Future

by (author) Sheryl Normandeau

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2024
Flowers & Plants, Environmental Science & Ecosystems, Environmental Conservation & Protection
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2024
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2024
    List Price

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Learn about the importance of seeds and how saving and conserving them for the future is key to sustaining healthy life on the planet.

Seeds are essential to all life on the planet. They provide us with food, clothing and other materials we need and use every day. Without seeds, the planet wouldn't have as many species of plants as we do now. Without plants, there wouldn't be oxygen to breathe and there would be less food for all life on Earth. But today seeds are under threat, mostly from human activity. The climate crisis and food insecurity mean protecting our seeds is more important than ever. In Save Our Seeds, young readers will hear from experts in the field and learn how to take action to preserve seeds for the future.

About the author

Sheryl Normandeau is a life-long gardener, and holds a Prairie Horticulture Certificate and a Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate. She is a freelance writer specializing in gardening writing with hundreds of articles published. She is a regular contributor The Gardener for Canadian Climates, The Prairie Garden Annual, Herb Quarterly, Mother Earth Gardener, and many more. She lives in Calgary.

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  • Commended, Junior Library Guild (JLG) Gold Standard Selection

Editorial Reviews

“The latest volume in the well-regarded Orca Footprints series presents a broad array of information about seeds…Exploring seeds more broadly than most children’s books on the topic, this volume encourages readers to collect, plant, and share seeds—a small, yet powerful resource.”


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