Seed Library Launches Packet-Design Contest

The Door County Seed Library is hosting a seed-packet art contest to honor the Ken Paschke bean: a bean bred in Door County and named after local gardener Ken Paschke, who has been growing and saving the beans for 55-plus years.

Through his dedicated seed-saving efforts, Paschke has created a new variety for Door County’s particular soil and climate. He gave the bean seeds to the Door County Seed Library in 2020, and it’s working with local growers to help maintain this special variety

The winning art design will be printed in color on the Ken Paschke bean packets, which will be distributed free through all Door County Library branches.

The art contest is open to all artists, beginner to experienced, and the submission deadline is April 1. Request more details and submission guidelines by emailing [email protected].