Summer Lettuce Wraps

Summer Lettuce Wraps

Thursday, Jul 9, 2020

In the summertime, we have a ton of fresh, delicious produce ready to eat, and the last thing we want is to heat up the kitchen using our oven. Enter: lettuce wraps! These delicious wraps are packed with … read more

Meet Aaron & Felix!

Meet Aaron & Felix!

Thursday, Jul 2, 2020

Last month SEEDS welcomed two new members to our staff! Aaron Williams is our new SAPLINGs Coordinator, responsible for the growth, development, and management of our middle school program. Felix Pittman is our new SEEDlings Coordinator in charge … read more

June DIG Update!

June DIG Update!

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

This month, we began slowly expanding the number of high students joining us who are working in small groups with proper protective gear. The DIG Crew convened virtually at the end of May to decide when to begin … read more

DIG Students Work during Coronavirus!

DIG Students Work during Coronavirus!

Friday, Apr 24, 2020

Unprecedented times with the Coronavirus mean unprecedented times for SEEDS and for our programming. Thankfully all of our DIG Crew have the ability to connect online, and we have been regularly holding virtual programming with  Crew-members 2 to … read more

Virtual Activities & Resources – Week of April 6

Virtual Activities & Resources – Week of April 6

Monday, Apr 6, 2020

While our students are not able to join us on the farm, and while our staff is working remotely, we are working hard to develop resources and activities that will be educational for students and beneficial for families! … read more

SEEDS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (English and Espanol)

SEEDS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (English and Espanol)

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

UPDATE as of March 13, 2020: 

UPDATE on COVID-19 and SEEDS Programs / ACTUALIZACIÓN sobre Coronavirus y SEEDS

Following our previous statement earlier this week, SEEDS will be closed next week, with NO PROGRAMS starting on March 16 … read more

CANCELLED Spring Seedling Sale – March 21

CANCELLED Spring Seedling Sale – March 21

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

UPDATE: The Spring Seedling Sale has been cancelled. 

If you are as excited for the start of the spring growing season as we are, please join us at SEEDS on March 21 for our seedling sale! 

We love … read more

Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Monday, Mar 2, 2020

Chef Eli has been building skills in the kitchen with our elementary students all year long, and last week the students had the chance to create a recipe all on their own! Students followed the directions and successfully … read more

Humane Chicken Harvesting Workshop – March 14

Humane Chicken Harvesting Workshop – March 14

Thursday, Feb 6, 2020

At the heart of SEEDS’ programs is our mission to teach youth of all ages how to grow and cook food. This includes our fruit trees, annual vegetables, delicious herbs, and meat and eggs from our chickens. 

The … read more

Meet Cecilia Polanco : Our New Executive Director!

Meet Cecilia Polanco : Our New Executive Director!

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

The board and staff at SEEDS are thrilled to announce the appointment of Cecilia Polanco as SEEDS’ Executive Director. 

Originally from El Salvador, she has lived in Durham for the past 27 years, where she attended Durham Public … read more

No-Cook Applesauce

No-Cook Applesauce

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

Apples are a favorite of SEEDS students eaten plain as a snack and for the many ways that they can be easily and deliciously prepared in the kitchen. Chef Eli has been working to try out new ways … read more

Pickled Radishes

Pickled Radishes

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

There is a wonderful synergy in winter vegetables being used for winter activities in the kitchen, making recipes that will brighten and inspire you on a winter’s day. Pickled radishes are one wonderful way to utilize winter vegetables … read more

FREE Grafting Workshop on February 1!

FREE Grafting Workshop on February 1!

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Learn how to create fruit trees that grow multiple varieties. Introduce new fruit options to a crowded yard. Grafting is the process of attaching one variety of plant to a different variety of plant (such as a Fuji … read more

From Jeff: A Thank You and a Goodbye

From Jeff: A Thank You and a Goodbye

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

Friends of SEEDS,

 

Two and a half years ago, I joined SEEDS as its new Executive Director, unsure of what the future would hold but full of hope for all that we as a community could do read more

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

Tomatillos or “tomato verde” in Mexico, are bright, juicy. and fresh. In their freshest season in October, these amazing, pectin-filled veggies bring delicious flavor to tacos, enchiladas, rice, or as a salsa! Students at SEEDS recently made their … read more