Andrea Heistinger works professionally as an agronomist, author and educator, focusing on the fields of plant breeding for organic agriculture and the practical knowledge of farmers and gardeners.
"With increasing numbers of edible plant varieties disappearing from seed catalogs and gardens, this work enables its audience to engage in a worthy pursuit. It will be very useful for hobbyist and professional growers. A green thumb up." --Library Journal "Even if someone already has a good book on seed saving, he or she also needs The Manual of Seed Saving by Andrea Heistinger, from Timer Press. Well illustrated and thorough, it demystifies an important and satisfying practice that is attracting many converts." --The Washington Post "A handy guide for seed savers." --San Francisco Chronicle "Practical gardeners will appreciate the handy nature of The Manual of Seed Saving. . . . It's bound to become a well-thumbed reference guide, covering more than 100 plants such as corn, asparagus and tomatoes." --Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier "A useful book for any gardener who would like to collect their own seeds or propagate their own varieties." --Stephanie's Book Reviews "Contributing experts from around the planet helped compile this hefty, thorough handbook that reads like a good guide book. A novice or expert gardener would find it equally appealing and a fun, compelling and swift read." --Botanical Rambles