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Conversations with Co-Founder Brenda Brodie

Conversations with Co-Founder Brenda Brodie

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

My conversations with SEEDS’ Co-Founder Brenda Brodie often begin in the garden, where I usually find her planting seeds and removing weeds. I wait for a few seconds until she finishes pulling up dandelions, chickweed and other plants … read more

From Feather to Fork

From Feather to Fork

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

In April, SEEDS hosted a chicken processing workshop led by Durham County Cooperative Extension Agent Cheralyn Schmidt-Berry. Our two oldest hens – who lived happily here since they were just days-old chicks – were carefully and humanely harvested. … read more

Our New Executive Director

Our New Executive Director

Thursday, May 18, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey T. Howell as SEEDS’ new executive director.

Howell will join SEEDS in June after four years at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability and E.K. Powe Elementary School … read more

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Our garden is blooming after heavy rains and lots of sunshine. Spring is in full swing, and summer is well on its way.

We’re excited for the season of growth ahead, and we’re preparing for summer camp. (Spots read more

Welcome Lara!

Welcome Lara!

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Lara Goodrich Ezor as Interim Operations & Volunteer Coordinator!

Lara joins SEEDS from Lighter, a Boston-based nutrition and meal-planning startup, where she was the director of communications and community nourishment. Prior to that, she … read more

Lemonade Meet & Greet

Lemonade Meet & Greet

Monday, Mar 27, 2017

Our Interim Executive Director, Sarah Shapard, would like to invite you to have a glass of lemonade and a conversation about SEEDS’ kitchen and garden. You’ll also have an opportunity to get acquainted with SEEDS’ program staff. Let … read more

Executive Director Search

Executive Director Search

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

Dear Friends,

My name is Sarah Shapard. I have taken over for Emily Egge as an executive director on a part-time and interim basis.

I’ve only been at SEEDS for a short period of time. But during that

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Grafting Workshop and Scion Exchange 1/28/17

Grafting Workshop and Scion Exchange 1/28/17

Friday, Dec 16, 2016

Saturday, January 28th, 2017. 11amFREE.  
Learn how to create fruit trees growing multiple varieties. Introduce new fruit options to a crowded yard. We’ll show you how to attach multiple kinds of fruit to existing plants. read more
Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil Soup Recipe

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

Lentil Soup Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
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Values: Equity

Values: Equity

Monday, Nov 21, 2016

Continuing on our thread of sharing SEEDS’ newly articulated values with our constituents, the second installment of this series focuses on Equity. We believe that anyone is capable of leading and that communities gain strength as residents step read more

A Message from our Executive Director

A Message from our Executive Director

Friday, Nov 18, 2016

Friends,

To call this election cycle intense would be an understatement. It has left residual tension and uncertainty that are palpable, even in an environment as serene as the Southside Garden. As we navigate a new political landscape, … read more