SEEDS Blog
Meet Sumi, Chef Educator!

Meet Sumi, Chef Educator!

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

In September, Sumi Dutta joined SEEDS as our Chef Educator. On weekday afternoons, you can find Sumi in the SEEDS kitchen, leading seed-to-table cooking classes with our SEEDlings students.

Sumi is a social justice educator, writer, and herbalist read more

Welcome Trevor!

Welcome Trevor!

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Trevor Hyde has joined the SEEDS team as our Garden Manager and Educator.

Trevor believes that we can change the world through food and our interaction with nature, and that teaching youth read more

Our Firm Belief in Equity

Our Firm Belief in Equity

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

To the SEEDS Community,

Over the last few weeks, we have watched a system of oppression come to the surface for all to see. It has been a sobering and disheartening time.

At SEEDS we believe in the read more

Jeff’s First Day at SEEDS

Jeff’s First Day at SEEDS

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

The first day at a new job is always exhilarating.

In June, on my first day at SEEDS, I awaited parents eager to drop their kids off for the first day of summer camp. I stood in the read more

Summer (Garden + Kitchen) Fun!

Summer (Garden + Kitchen) Fun!

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017

Nearly six weeks of summer camp have come and gone, and the time has flown! Campers have gotten their hands dirty in the garden, and gained skills in the kitchen.  

Students are buzzing around the garden, exploring … read more

Saturday Volunteering Is Back!

Saturday Volunteering Is Back!

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017

Volunteers keep our garden growing strong. Back by popular demand, we’ve kicked off Saturday morning volunteering again! Join us for a rewarding weekend morning, Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm.

If you have weekday availability, we’d love to have you lend … read more

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