Seeds and Salsa
Saturday August 18, 3:30 – 5:30, Main House; $30
Seeds and Salsa is a delicious afternoon of learning home garden seed-saving skills. Participants will gain in-depth skills for saving seeds from tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cilantro, onions, and garlic, all while making salsa fresca. We’ll also cover cucurbits, brassicas, and flowers. There will be time for questions and answers while snacking on the salsa. Bring a jar to take home any leftovers! There will also be take-home handouts with seed-saving info.
Erin Enouen is the Sales Manager and Demonstration Gardener of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, a small seed company devoted to producing organically grown seed for home gardeners as well as fostering a regional seed-saving community. Before joining the Seed Library, she owned and operated a small farm business for 3 years, where she grew vegetables for 50 households. Erin loves growing and eating food, and is always on the look out for rare and interesting varieties that she can trial in the garden and eventually make available through the Seed Library.
The Seed Library started in a small, rural public library as a type of cooperative community seed exchange. Members could check out seeds—just like a library book—then grow the seeds in their home gardens and save seed at the end of the season to return to the library. Now, founder Ken Greene and his partner Doug Muller have grown the project into a farm-based business. The company has an online seed catalog for gardeners everywhere and has expanded its Seed Library membership program. “Seeds are living histories,” says Greene. “The best way to keep their cultural and genetic legacies alive is to get the seeds into the dirty hands of caring gardeners.”
More info about the Seed Library and the full seed catalog can be found by visiting www.seedlibrary.org .
Advance registration will ensure you a seat. Payment may be made when registering or at the door. To register, please call Anita Barber at 845-265-3338.