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This weekend: Heirloom SEEDS

Two great events this weekend will invite folks to learn about planting seeds with SEED saving in mind.

Saturday, March 30: Bean-counter Bean Supper!
6pm Halcyon Grange 1157 Pleasant Street, Blue Hill
Halcyon Grange is serving up an old-fashioned Downeast baked bean supper. The SEED barn is bringing regional heirloom dry beans and instructions on planting with seed saving in mind.

Sunday, March 31: MOFGA Seed Swap & Scion Exchange
10am-3pm Common Ground Exhibition Hall in Unity.
SEED :: disperse will host an all ages SEED Sensorium as part of the seed swap again this year. Encouraging cross-pollination between the arts and sciences, these activities invite participants to explore and celebrate the miracle of the seed.
Bring your SEEDS and their stories!
We are setting up a story station with the MOFGA education department to collect seeds to be conserved in their new seed library.
As part of an effort to conserve the heritage around regional food traditions and seeds, we invite folks to share the story of the seeds contributed to the library. Information on planting heirlooms with seed saving in mind will be provided for those who would like to start participating in this important practice.

Spring is a time for POLLINATORS!

Save the dates for a string of spring events that will focus on pollinator support as we face a massive decline in insect popluations.

HOP! April 20th, 10-11am, Blue Hill Town Park
Celebrate Easter with the annual egg hunt. Seed dispersal and butterfly paper casting activities afterwards.

Alewife Festival: May 18th, 1-3pm, Pierce Pond
Witness the spring alewife migration up the new fish ladder into Pierce Pond! Community art installation and native plant restoration activities for all ages.

Blue Hill Garden Club Plant Sale at the Library: May 25, 8-11am
SEED :: disperse will be distributing FREE native grass seed to grow homes for pollinators. We will hosting activities for all ages to learn the importance of integrating native plants into our gardens to grow habitat in our home spheres.

Images: Penobscot linguist, Carol Dana contributed her ash & sweetgrass bookmarks to the Open Air Arts Initiative installation in the Larchwood case at the Blue Hill Public this winter. Also included were observational drawings by Peninsula students, including the Viceroy butterfly by Kalen of the Brooksville School. More works by Carol Dana and Peninsula artisans will be on view starting in May at the SEED Barn: 53 Falls Bridge Road in Blue Hill. Open by appointment.

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