On a freezing, snow-covered Saturday morning in early January, the Hartland Community Connections breakfast brought Hartland residents together to talk about seeds and the proposed Hartland Seed Library
The goal of the Seed Library, initiated by Hartland Library’s Director, Amy Wisehart, is to support and encourage seed saving efforts in the Hartland community.
Response from breakfast attendees was enthusiastic with lots of questions and suggestions. There was hope that middle-school students would be involved. Many asked for workshops on building healthy soils. Both Brian Stoffolino (Oak Wood Farm, N. Hartland) and Jaxson Morgan, Hartland Community Connections Director) suggested a harvest potluck for sharing experiences, threshing seeds, and further building this community of seed savers. Hartland seed-saver Sylvia Davatz recommended the book “Seed to Seed” as a great resource for those interested in saving seeds.
What a wonderful way to build community, increase local resilience . . . and re-use those outdated library card catalogs!