PRESS

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.”


RURAL INTELLIGENCE  

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.”


BERKSHIRE STYLE

PLANTIN' SEEDS
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.”


NORFOLK NOW 

PLANTIN’ SEEDS IN NORTH CANAAN CELEBRATES FARMING
by Ruth Melville 

“The farmers’ gatherings and the opening of the kitchen are only the first stage in what McDonald and her team envision as a three-year, three-step process. The project is now entering its second phase, which is to branch out further. ... The plan is to introduce the ideals of Plantin’ Seeds to young people and show them how “we are all part of a living system,” McDonald says. “I want to plant seeds of thought and allow them to grow.”