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Hudson Valley Seed Library

A Visit to the Seed Library

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.05.2014 | New York
Liz Neumark

One of the best moments I shared with Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Library, was when he confessed, "I really don't care that much about eating, I love collecting the seeds."

Gardener's Delight: Hudson Valley Seed Library's Heirloom Seed Art Packs

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Gardening always keeps you guessing, because you never know from one season to the next what might delight you, and what might disappoint you. Inevitably, some seeds sprout and thrive while others rot, wither, or fall victim to some fungus or critter. That's life.

The Hudson Valley Seed Library: Seeds For the People, By the People!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

This unseasonably cool spring -- a by-product of global weirding -- is a perverse gift for those of us who didn't get around to planting our gardens yet. The soil's only just beginning to warm up, so now is actually a great time to get some seeds in the ground!

Plant Sex and Why Variety Is Truly the Spice of Life

Amy Ziff | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Amy Ziff

When you scratch the surface of the seed story you learn that there is a major war being waged over seed control. Maybe it's because seeds haven't been sold as sexy.

Rare Seeds, Artfully Packaged: Precious Heirlooms For The 99%

Kerry Trueman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Kerry Trueman

A thoughtful, lovely gift that costs less than five bucks? A limited edition that delivers beautiful blossoms and edible treats you'd be hard pressed to find in a store, at any price? That, my friend, is a rare find.

A Tale of Three Markets

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Sunday, day of rest; or day of food adventures? Off o to the markets, extensively defined in Wikipedia: "It is an arrangement that allows buyers and ...

Seeds of Strange: Beckistan Invades Kunstlerland!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Glenn Beck's latest sponsor is banking on Tea Party paranoia to sell a PVC tube filled with seeds, because, "in an economic meltdown, non-hybrid seeds could become more valuable than even silver and gold!"

Farmers + Fashionistas = Sex and the Country?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

I may be the only woman in the West Village who's more excited by burdock roots than Blahnik boots, but, thanks to the growing horde of horticultural hipsters, there's hope that someday I'll have company.