What’s New at Dearness Gardens

  • September 25, 2015
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Hudson Valley Seed Library 

download (2)We are carrying a new line of beautifully packaged seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library, your source for heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds and beautiful garden-themed contemporary art.  They offer heirloom and open-pollinated seeds for vegetable, flower, and herb varieties. Many of these seeds are produced on their own small farm; the rest are sourced from other local farmers, farmers in other regions, and from trustworthy wholesale seed houses that are not owned by or affiliated with multi-national biotech companies. Hudson Valley Seeds have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, and they adhere to Vandana Shiva’s Declaration of Seed Freedom. As of May 2013, they are both a Certified Organic farm and a Certified Organic Handler. Thanks to gardeners like you, they have been able to expand their catalog of heirloom and open-pollinated seeds every year.

Hudson Valley Seeds celebrates the genetic diversity of heirloom varieties by commissioning diverse art works, in diverse media, to put on their seed packs. Each year they issue a public call for art, sift through applicants, and eventually choose about twenty applicants to design and produce a unique work for a new variety.

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Give the gift of an elegant card with a beautiful Art Pack inside.

With a new and improved design, Seedy Greeting Cards can be used with any Art Pack you choose. Purchase any card (butterfly, flower, & hummingbird cut-out designs are available) and any art seed packet and mix and match as you please. A wonderful way to give a gift that grows any time of the year.