The Hudson Garden Club announces its Feb. 21 general meeting will feature a presentation on heirloom seeds and plants, presented by Andrew Pernetti, founder of The Western Reserve Heritage Seed Co.

Pernetti will discuss the importance of biodiversity and preserving seed heritage, as well as what makes heirloom and open-pollinated varieties great to grow and enjoy. The Western Reserve Heritage Seed Co. was formed in 2017 with the mission to offer an abundant variety of non-GMO, non-hybrid, open pollinated heirloom and heritage seeds and is a proud supporter and signer of the Safe Seed Pledge.

The company’s catalogue includes vegetables, herbs and flower seeds in common and unique varieties. The mission of the Heritage Seed Co. is to celebrate, preserve and foster biodiversity and organic, regenerative agriculture. Pernetti will have seeds available for purchase at the meeting.

The Feb. 21 meeting will be at Laurel Lake (200 Laurel Lake Drive) with social time at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the program is welcome as the meeting is open to the public. Call Bronwyn Pierson at 330-612-4879 with questions. As a reminder, the HGC follows the Hudson City School District’s severe weather cancellation for its general meetings.