Benefit will honor Hudson Valley Seed Library
Glynwood Farm will host its annual Farm Dance Gala beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, and present its Harvest Award, given each year to farmers and organizations who demonstrate innovation and leadership in sustainable agriculture.
The 2016 award will be presented to Hudson Valley Seed Library in Accord to recognize its devotion to cultivating, breeding and saving heirloom and open-pollinated seeds for vegetable, flower and herb varieties, and for marketing its utility to home gardeners. Founded by Ken Greene in 2004, the Seed Library began in the Gardiner public library when Greene began to add heirloom seeds to the catalog so patrons could “check them out,” grow them and return saved seed.
The gala showcases locally sourced food, including that offered by Fishkill Farms, The Dow Corporation (Glynwood raw honey), Marbled Meats/Stock Up (Cold Spring/Beacon) and Vera’s Marketplace & Garden Center (Cold Spring). Music will be provided by the Edith & Bennett Band, and there will also be an auction at 5:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, which are $275 each, visit glynwood.org or call Anita Barber at 845-265-3338.