Let’s focus on the fact that we have turned the seasonal corner and are galloping towards spring. That brings gardening to mind and I’ve recently come across an appealing source for seeds.
Ten years ago Ken Greene was working as a librarian in Gardiner, NY. He had a side interest of preserving heirloom seed varieties. He decided to combine his interests by adding the seeds to the library catalog so that library members could ‘borrow’ them, grow them at home and return saved seed at the end of the season. The project was successful and after four years Ken turned the seed library into its own small non-profit organization. On his small organic farm he produces hundreds of pounds of seed, always adding new varieties. He now has a full-time staff of seven plus seasonal packers.
You can become a member of this seed library just like you join your local branch for books.