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

A Huge Thank You!

A Huge Thank You!

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

Hello! Intern Pauline here. As my time at SEEDS comes to a close, I have been doing some reflecting on the summer. I got involved with SEEDS through simply emailing Abby with my interest in the organization.  I came … read more

So Long Summer Camp Session 2!

So Long Summer Camp Session 2!

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

What better way to say goodbye to Session 2 of summer camp than a blog post? Session 2 was the longest session, lasting 3 weeks and yet it had the smallest group of campers! This longer time frame … read more

Vegan Chili & Etouffee

Vegan Chili & Etouffee

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

On rainy days, there is nothing better than a bowl of something healthy and warm to feed your body and soul (even in the summer!). Campers at SEEDS this week made two dishes together that did just that … read more

Summer Check In!

Summer Check In!

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

Hello! Summer Camp at SEEDS is just about half-way over and as an intern, I thought now would be the perfect time to check in with campers and see what they have been up to! There are some … read more

Summer Camp 2019 Session 1!

Summer Camp 2019 Session 1!

Friday, Jun 28, 2019

I was excited to intern with SEEDS because I had researched local nonprofits in Durham and found their mission to align with the work I see myself doing in the future. After scheduling a meeting/interview with Abby, I read more

What We’re Cookin: BBQ Tofu

What We’re Cookin: BBQ Tofu

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019

Each day of camp, students are hard at work preparing a healthy and delicious lunch to share! One recent favorite from summer camp was delicious crispy tofu with homemade barbeque sauce! Try this at home for a delicious … read more

Watermelon & Mulberry Salad

Watermelon & Mulberry Salad

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

We all know that school is coming to an end and summer is on the way when the mulberries start to ripen and can be harvested in abundance for many uses in the SEEDS kitchen. This year, we … read more