It’s that time of year when New England gardeners start dreaming of summer and can finally make plans for their beds and order seeds. I’m only a novice gardener, but can already feel spring slowly stretching forward to greet me. If you are in the market for seeds, might I suggest spicing things up a bit this year and ordering a few Art Packs from the Hudson Valley Seed Library.

Every year, the Hudson Valley Seed Library commissions contemporary artists to interpret a distinctive selection of the heirloom varieties for sale in their seed catalog. Each artwork becomes a seed pack and the original prints travel the country in an exhibit titled “The Art of the Heirloom.” ┬áThe mediums range from collage to printmaking to painting and beyond, and the Library encourages you to “plant the seeds, frame the art!”

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all images are from the Hudson Valley Seed Library website (and P.S. Green Zebra tomatoes are awesome!)

 

 

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