seed library events

posted October 6, 2009

more from our friends at the Hudson Valley Seed Library!

It’s cozy in here. Which is a feeling, I regret to say, that only happens when it’s cold outside. Right now Doug, his mom Nancy, our neighbor Linda-Brook, and I are all in our tiny house surrounded by seeds, spoons of various shapes and sizes, Kale the dog, Bumps the cat, and tens of thousands of envelopes. There are still piles of semi-processed seeds in the barn including Forellenschluss Lettuce and Hank’s X-tra Special Baking Beans. The last of the sweet Italian frying peppers are ripening on the plants, the slimy cucumber seeds are fermenting, and the vermilion Gift Zinnias are fading and forming cone-shaped seed heads.

The final versions of the 16 new Art Packs are at Hemlock Printers and should be in our hands for folding by mid-October. Then, in November, our Gift Catalog with the new Art packs and Gift Memberships will be online.

To tide you over, take a stab at writing a caption for this month’s Seedy Sayings Contest. The prize for October’s best caption entry is a 2010 Gift Membership that you can use for yourself or give to a deserving gardening friend.

Here’s the monthly update on a few happenings you may have missed and some upcoming events we hope you won’t miss–including our first annual Seedy Shindig on the farm.

Sunday, October 11th
Annual Seedy Shindig. Come visit the farm (last chance!) and celebrate the seed harvest with us.

Sunday, October 25th
New Amsterdam Market. We hope to have the 16 new Art Packs with us at this market. It’s a close call, but it’s likely!

Saturday, November 14th
Pollinator Dreams: Second Annual Pack Art show of the new original works of art for the 2009-2010 Art Packs. The show takes place at Roos Arts in Rosendale, with limited edition plates by Ayumi Horie and heirloom appetizers prepared by local chefs. More info on the way.

Check the events page of our website for details on additional upcoming events as they are added throughout the month–our calendar gets busy during the colder months!