Just got word in from the ever-hip SuperForester Severine about the Hudson Valley Seed Library, an organization dedicated to preserving and selling local New York seeds.
So sayeth the H.V.S.L.:
"Heirloom Seeds With Local Roots
After four years of germinating the Seed Library concept, we are ready to blossom--from selling seeds that are grown in distant soils to cultivating a regional seed production network in New York State. In 2009, we will be offering over twenty varieties of locally grown seed, and most of our varieties will be rooted in the history and soils of New York.
Every year we plan on growing additional varieties on the Seed Library farm and contracting with organic and certified naturally grown farmers in the Hudson Valley. Within five years, we hope to be 100% New York grown.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to revive the local seed trade. With your help, we can save heirloom seeds and their stories."
Thinking about planting a Spring garden? Start with some good ol' Hudson Valley seeds!
Huge thanks to Severine for the head's up.