PHYLLIS ODESSEY

The Artful SEED

Steve Jobs agonized over buying a sofa.  I can understand his ruminations.  If you are going to buy anything, why not buy something that is well-designed.  In my mind the same goes for seed packets.  As I make my list of what I will plant in my veg garden this year, I always go to the Hudson Valley Seed Library site.  Every year the “library” commissions a bunch of artists to design their seed packs.  Most of the time even if I don’t want a particular variety, I am seduced by the packaging.

On February 17th The Horticultural Society of New York opens its exhibition of the original artwork created by 23 artists, whose seed packs are reproduced by the Hudson Valley Seed Library. 
www.seedlibrary.org

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