Celebrate Seed Diversity with The Hanover Garden Club, January 8 at the Montshire Museum of Science & January 9 at the Howe Library
The Hanover Garden Club will hold a “Celebration of Seed Diversity” on Monday, January 8 at the Montshire Museum and Tuesday, January 9 at the Howe Library. The two-day event features a film, gallery presentation and lecture. The celebration emphasizes the importance of seed diversity, sustainable and organic agriculture & gardening as well as the importance of the use and collection of heirloom seeds in maintaining a healthy food supply. All “Celebration of Seed Diversity” events are free and open to the public.
Monday, January 8, 5:30 PM, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT: A special screening of the documentary “Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds” with an introduction and Q & A session following the film led by Ken Greene, founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library.
Tuesday, January 9, 1:00 PM, Howe Library, Hanover, NH: Gallery Presentation and lecture by Ken Greene. Mr. Greene brings his passion for seed diversity, heirloom seeds and fine art to his work. His company, Hudson Valley Seed Company (hudsonvalleyseed.com), sustainably grows heirloom seeds at the certified organic and certified organic handler farm in Accord, NY. These are sold in “Art Packs” printed with specially commissioned fine contemporary art. The gallery presentation will feature these original works of art. Mr. Greene’s presentation will cover the importance of seed biodiversity, sustainable and organic gardening and farming, with an emphasis how we can support this in our own gardens and daily lives.
The “Celebration of Seed Diversity” is sponsored by the Co-op Food Stores of Hanover, Lebanon and White River Junction.