An Heirloom Seed Library That's a Work of Art, Literally


Photo credit: Treeo Design/Hudson Valley Seed Library

Art, ecology, and farming collide with Hudson Valley Seed Library's latest creative endeavor—and the results are breathtaking. The heirloom-seed purveyor recently collaborated with Treeo Design and 11 local artists to develop a visually arresting collection of illustrated seed packets. How else could you do justice to evocatively named varieties like Black Valentine Bean, Bridge to Paris Pepper, Rat's Tail Radish, and Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower?

Printed on Forestry Stewardship Council-certified recycled paper using vegetable-based inks, each Art Pack's petal-like flaps "bloom" to reveal a sealed glassine envelope filled with seeds, along with sowing instructions printed neatly on the label.Based in upstate New York, the Hudson Valley Seed Library offers more than 20 varieties of locally grown seed, most of them native to the region. By 2014, the company plans to source 100 percent of its inventory from local organic and certified naturally grown New York farms.


Photo credit: Treeo Design/Hudson Valley Seed Library

Photo credit: Treeo Design/Hudson Valley Seed Library

Photo credit: Treeo Design/Hudson Valley Seed Library

Photo credit: Treeo Design/Hudson Valley Seed Library

Photo credit: Treeo Design/Hudson Valley Seed Library
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