Brings cheer and joy as spring awakens.
Do you remember the first seed you ever planted? Our earliest memories of plants- whether from childhood or later in life- become the roots of life-long relationships with plants. Johnny-Jump-Ups were the first seeds planted by Hudson Valley Seed Co co-founder K Greene in nursery school. His memories of planting the tiny seeds, bringing the seedlings home, and planting them under the crabapple tree remain vivid because these Wild Pansies came back every year- keeping the familial bond alive. Make new ever-lasting memories with your plant kin by sowing these hearty, edible, wild pansies.
Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
Molly Costello explores themes of interconnectedness, cosmology and emergence. In this cut paper illustration, they tenderly depict the true story of our co-founder K Greene planting seeds for the first time- Johnny Jump Up seeds given by his preschool teacher.