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In 2004, Ken Greene was working at a tiny library in a small, Hudson Valley town when he got an idea: add seeds to the library's catalog.

That effort led to the creation of the first seed catalog in a public library in the country,...

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Omega: How can people who might not garden, let alone farm, get involved in seed saving? 

Ken: One of the challenges I found when I started the Hudson Valley Seed Library was helping people understand...

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The days have been getting longer, more light hinting of spring's approach until it’s 7:00 p.m. and still light out. The nose detects spring, often before the eyes. Even with snow still on the ground it’s possible to smell the shift happening....

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For most gardeners, the season begins in late winter when seed catalogs arrive in the mail featuring backyard crops like ornamental kale, watermelon radish, and heirloom tomatoes.

Growing plants from seed allows you to start your garden...

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Throughout most of history, when a farmer bought seeds, they had the right to reproduce, save, and then sell them. They did not have to purchase seeds every year from a seed company. 

Until 1924, the U.S. Department of Agriculture “not...