Hudson Valley Seed company takes breeding to an art form. All of their seeds are open pollinated on their upstate New York Farm, all heirloom, organic and never GMO. Each year they do an open call for artists to design their beautiful packaging.
Our era is twitchy: our senses are hammered by ringtones, vibrations, alarms, and sirens. The resulting society-wide anxiety is the affliction of our time. Need relief? Try some little apples. This is the name given by the ancient Greeks to the spherical, golden, highly aromatic centers of chamomile blossoms. The ancients realized these morsels had healing properties and used them to treat fever, improve mood, and induce relaxation, in addition to using them in beer-making. In your own garden, you can experience these qualities simply by walking through a patch of chamomile in full bloom: its aroma is both heady and soothing, its profusion of tiny blooms a visual delight.