Category Archives: Regional Self-Reliance

Sylvia Davatz’ Solstice Seeds Catalogue

Sylvia Davatz, of Hartland , VT,  develops seeds using a variety of criteria, looking for seeds that will contribute to our year-long food supply, be well-adapted to our growing environment, have great flavor, be productive and disease-resistant and, thereby, worthy … Continue reading

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Sylvia Davatz’ 2016 Seed Catalogue

Local seeds from Upper Valley seed saver, Sylvia Davatz of Hartland VT A message from Sylvia: It has long been, and continues to be, a core part of my mission to preserve varieties that are in danger of being lost. … Continue reading

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Compost Cooking!

Mindful cooks, through the generations, have had ways to reduce food waste: stir fry, frittata, quiche, quesadillas, soups, stews, homemade broth, etc. Of late, many professional chefs are challenging themselves to use food that would otherwise be wasted. Here are … Continue reading

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Sylvia Davatz’ Solstice Seed Catalog

“So many people are rising up like germinating embryos to claim food sovereignty, to rescue local seeds, and to guard human civilization’s cornucopia.”  – Janisse Ray, poet and author of The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food Janisse … Continue reading

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Rose Hip-Mint Tea

Have you ever made rose hip tea? I did a few years ago, using fresh rose hips. I was unimpressed. I’ve since learned one needs twice as many fresh ones as dried, and that mint makes a nice addition. Since … Continue reading

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Hartland Seed Library

On a freezing, snow-covered Saturday morning in early January, the Hartland Community Connections breakfast brought Hartland residents together to talk about seeds and the proposed Hartland Seed Library The goal of the Seed Library, initiated by Hartland Library’s Director, Amy … Continue reading

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Tour of Sylvia Davatz’ Garden, Hartland, VT

Today there was a wonderful tour of Sylvia Davatz’ organic garden in Hartland VT, organized by Chris Jacobson of the Upper Valley Food Co-op. Sylvia is a seed saver experimenting with different grains and vegetables with an eye to the … Continue reading

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