REPORTER FILE PHOTO/SUZANNE LOUER PHOTO
The Shelter Island Seed Library is stocked with heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.
Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future. – Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Shelter Island Seed Library sprang to life for its fourth season last week with a presentation by farmer and educator Scott Chaskey and Layton Guenther, farm manager at Amagansett’s Quail Hill Farm about the work they do and the importance of saving and sharing heirloom seeds. It’s a joint project of the Shelter Island Library (SIL)and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and the brainchild of reference librarian Jocelyn Ozolins and Maggie Higby, formerly of Sylvester Manor.
The leaves of the lovely caladium plant. (stock image)
The weather has been overall appalling. So far, spring borders on the disastrous. But no matter the degree to which you’re really itching to start growing something, under no circumstances succumb to the idea of starting seeds indoors. (more…)
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | The bee and the dandelion.
It’s good to know your roots. Where you come from and what makes you feel whole.
I know that mine have been firmly planted on Shelter Island since I was born here on this beautiful island sanctuary I call home. Some of us are finding our way back to this place… reconnecting to self and Mother Earth. Wanting to participate with the way our food and medicine is grown. (more…)