CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Seeds and Stories goals are to collect and share non-GMO organic, heritage seeds and the stories behind them.
Curators Marie Rohan and Wendy Farley join us to share the details.
South Hadley Seed Lending Library
Seeds and Stories
a seed lending and story sharing project
Gaylord Memorial Library
47 College Street, South Hadley
The Seed Lending Library is open from 10a-12n on Saturday June 11, July 23, August 13 and other times by arrangement.
When the library is open, Seeds and Stories invites you to join us for the following programs:
June 11, 2016-Preserving Agricultural History, Seeds, Land, and Stories by Lisa DePiano, a permaculture design teacher and writer who lives here in the Valley. She designed one of the first public urban farm and edible forest gardens in the country. She is on the faculty of YestermorrowDesign/Build School and UMass/Amherst. We are looking forward to her presentation.
July 23, 2016- Sharing Our Stories-See How Our Gardens Are Growing Program will be on the grounds of the South Hadley Library 2 South Street South Hadley, MA.
August 11, 2016- Trash to Treasures presented by V.Blanchard South Hadley DPW followed by a tool, book, and seed swap and a chance to tour the Talcott Greenhouses at Mount Holyoke College.
Seeds and Stories goals are to collect and share non-GMO organic, heritage seeds and the stories behind them. We are establishing a library that will create, collect, and curate heritage seeds that grow well in this area and produce tasty food and beautiful flowers. Since the library opened in April of this year, we loaned seeds to 22 gardeners. We are appreciative of the support we received from Feasthampton and the Seed Lending Library they established at the Emily Williston Library in Easthampton and well as the South Hadley Cultural Council and Friends of the Gaylord Memorial Library.