At the Hudson Valley Seed Library, we believe that artists are cultural seed savers. Just as we select and save seeds on our farm, artists select which kernels of beauty, color, and form to keep alive and pass on to future generations. To celebrate this creative intersection of arts and agriculture, we commission contemporary artists to interpret a distinctive selection of the heirloom and open-pollinated varieties in our seed catalog. Each work of art becomes a unique seed pack. The artwork celebrates the beauty, diversity, and cultural importance of the seeds held within each pack. The original works from each year form a traveling exhibit called The Art of Seed. For this calendar, we've chosen art from twelve of this year's newest seed packs along with a timely garden tip for each month. The 2017 Art of the Heirloom Calendar measures 12"x12" when closed.Note: Our high-quality Art of Seed Calendars weigh 14 ounces and must ship Priority Mail. Consider ordering additional items to displace shipping costs.