Phillips Library Fedco Seed Catalog exhibit reception is March 27

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Public Library will host a reception for its exhibit “Forty Years of the Fedco Seeds Catalog,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the library, 96 Main St.

Gene Frey, the catalog’s production manager, will be at the reception to talk about the catalog, which is not only known for its political, social and agricultural commentary, but also its humor and graphics.
“It’s a natural for the library,” said library director Hedy Langdon, noting that in recent years, in addition to loaning books, the library has loaned seeds with the stipulation that seeds produced by the crops grown are returned to the library for others to borrow.
The exhibit will be presented in ways that will engage the children of the community, she said.
The exhibition is being co-sponsored with UMF’s New Commons Project, and will run until May 15.
The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and free copies of the latest Fedco Seeds Catalog will be available.
For more information, call Langdon at 207-639-2665.

PHOTO: Part of the cover of the 2008 Fedco Seed catalog. (Submitted photo)