Chris Smith on Okra – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – July 1, 2019

Okra: If you had told me I’d be reading an entire book about okra, and often laughing out loud delightedly in the process, I’d have said, “No way.” But here I’ve been lately, my nose in Chris Smith’s just-published, “The Whole Okra: A Seed-to-Stem Celebration,” gaining an entirely new perspective on this much-maligned but resilient vegetable that Smith predicts will be important for future food security in a changing climate.

British-born Chris’s day job is as communication’s manager for Sow True Seed in Asheville, North Carolina. Before and after hours, you’ll often find him growing or maybe cooking and certainly eating okra, lots and lots of okra, or directing The Utopian Seed Project and serving on boards of other non-profits focused on seed and food security and sustainability. 


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