Notes From the Garden

From Our Garden To Yours….

From our friends at HANDS: Gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi will be presenting our FINAL (sadly) “HANDS in the Dirt” workshop of the season tomorrow, September 15, at 10:00am via Zoom. He’ll make a brief presentation titled “Putting Food By” and then make time to answer questions. Here’s the link so please join us: Join Zoom Meeting MeetingContinue reading

Garden Chat

Are you looking forward to planting your garden? We at the Charlotte Seed Library are too! Maybe you’re still in the planning stage, or maybe you’ve already got your peas and spinach in the ground and are just itching for the weather to warm up enough for the beans to go in. Let’s meet upContinue reading “Garden Chat”


Vermont independent newspaper Seven Days showcased Charlotte Seed Library in Melissa Pasanen’s April 21 article:  “Charlotte Library Educates on Heirloom Plants — and Lends Seeds”.  Stimulated by our 2-part program in April discussing Vermont author Ellen Ecker Ogden’s book, The New Heirloom Garden, Melissa visited us to learn about what we do and why.  She also interviewed EllenContinue reading “SEED LIBRARY IN THE NEWS”

The New Heirloom Garden

What is an Heirloom Garden? Charlotte Seed Library and Charlotte Grange invite you to join Seed Library Coordinator Karen Tuininga and award-winning Vermont author and kitchen garden designer Ellen Ecker Ogden, for a two-part presentation/discussion about gardening with heirloom varieties and saving their seeds.  Based on Ellen’s 2021 book, The New Heirloom Garden (featuring designs, recipes and heirloom plantsContinue reading “The New Heirloom Garden”


February is Seed Fever month, when gardeners’ fingers start itching to touch soil and seeds.  Garden plans swirl in our heads.  We try to remember lessons learned from past gardens, and new ideas we want to try.  We start to get serious about the design of this year’s garden, –what we’ll grow and where.  NowContinue reading “SEED FEVER!”

Seed Underground Book Discussion

Have you heard? We’re meeting up (via Zoom) this month for a group book discussion! The Seed Underground, by Janisse Ray Join Linda Hamilton, Charlotte Seed Library Co-Coordinator, for a 2-part discussion about this essential book.  Acclaimed author Janisse Ray draws us into the issues and the urgency of protecting food sovereignty through seeds.  SheContinue reading “Seed Underground Book Discussion”


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