Plant-o-Rama at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the midwinter extravaganza for serious gardeners. This year I had the pleasure of meeting folks from The Hudson Valley Seed library. Initially attracted by the art on their seed packs, I met Doug Muller who with Ken Greene is the force behind the program. I heard their story and was delighted to know that they'll have an Art Exhibit at the Hort. Society of NY, with the opening reception this Friday 2/17 from 6-8 PM. The exhibit itself runs until March 2, 2012 with a pop-up shop to buy the seeds.
Hudson Valley Seed Library grows, collects, and sells over 200 varieties of heirloom flower, herb, and vegetable seeds in packs decorated by artists submitting to an annual competition.The seeds are open-pollinated, no hybrids or genetically modified seeds, saved by members of the Seed Library. To join the on-line community, see the catalog, and learn more about planting and saving seeds, visit seedlibrary.org.For more information on the gallery opening and buying seeds locally, visit the Hort. Society of NY.