2018 Sow True Seed Catalog
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Every year we are proud to commission a local Asheville NC artist to design our catalog cover art. This is the fourth year we have an artistic interpretation of our five intentions: Sow, Germinate, Grow, Pollinate and Save.
Thank you so much to Fran Knapp for your incredible skill and dedication to gardening in producing our lovely 2018 seed catalog cover art.
About the Artist:
Fran Knapp was born and raised on a farm outside Lafarge, Wisconsin. She attended Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School and Youth Initiative High School, and continued on to study art for a number of years at the University of Minnesota Morris. In 2010 she moved to Ashland, Oregon, where she lived, worked and eventually finished my BA in Art as a transfer student at the University of Southern Oregon. Her emphasis was in printmaking, but her passion is in all forms of art. After graduating she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she worked as an art instructor for adults with developmental disabilities. In the summer of 2014 she moved home to Wisconsin where she continued developing her artwork as well as teaching art classes at the Youth Initiative High School. She was drawn to Asheville in 2016 and had the GREAT pleasure of working and learning at Sow True Seed as a warehouse assistant.
A note from the artist: I grew up in Southwestern Wisconsin on a small farm in the rolling hills of the Driftless region. Since childhood I have had my hands in the soil, planting and tending the family garden as well as developing an understanding of local food economies and sustainable agriculture. I have worked in this realm in a variety of areas, and each has afforded me experience and perspective in the multi-faceted sustainable agricultural practice and movement. My interests led me to a job at Sow True Seed, where I had the privilege of being steeped in the incredible knowledge, resources and community of Sow True Seed and the Asheville area.
I am honored to have had the opportunity to design the 2018 catalog cover for Sow True Seed. It has been such a fulfilling experience to illustrate my interpretation of the company’s intentions. I am extremely thankful to have been invited to share my art and through my appreciation for the vision and mission of Sow True Seed and its growing community. I am so deeply grateful for the inspiration, education, support, fun and friendship Sow True Seed has gifted me, and the unforeseen opportunities yet to be discovered because of this relationship.
Timeline: Artist Designed Seed Catalog Covers:
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