THE LAKEVILLE JOURNAL
LAND WHISPERING, AND TRADE SECRETS
by Elyse Sadtler
"Shortly after purchasing the farm, McDonald met Robin Zitter, a horticulturalist and “land whisperer” who has helped guide the process of transforming the landscape. “Robin asked me, ‘What do you want to do with the land?’ to which I responded, ‘I want to do whatever the land wants to do’,” McDonald recalled. This holistic approach to land stewardship has been the guiding principle behind every alteration and restoration. Slowly and surely, under the careful tending of father-andson groundskeeping team Dan and Tobi Wolfe, the landscape has evolved into its present iteration."
MAIN STREET MAGAZINE
plantin' seeds: CREATING INTENTIONAL CONNECTIONS
by Mary B. O'Neill, Ph.D.
“(Dale’s) vision, in collaboration with a team of local farmers, chefs, and other dedicated individuals, was to create an opening for ideas about this local area’s particular intersection of farming, food, and community, which is a defining part of our lives here.”
WHAT'S GERMINATING AT PLANTIN' SEEDS? FARMERS, FRIENDS, FOOD
by Lisa Green
“It’s clear to me that we’re of the land, not on the land,” McDonald says. “Plantin’ Seeds is a holding space for the seeds of ideas. We’re all a part of the system and this is a place where we can raise awareness for farmers and provide a location where they can talk to each other and where people who care about these issues can get in on the conversation.”
by Allison Clayton
“Upon first walking in, one would think it’s a typical country restaurant ... However, it is more than just that. It is a full-on initiative. On weekends, wonderful farm-to-table brunches are provided with all payment by donation. In turn, diners are provided with a multi-course meal showcasing local grains and produce.”
PLANTIN’ SEEDS IN NORTH CANAAN CELEBRATES FARMING
by Ruth Melville