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New Year Plant Sale

New Year Plant Sale

Friday, Dec 15, 2017

In 2018, make a resolution to grow your OWN FOOD! 

Saturday, January 6, 9am – 2pm

At SEEDS, 706 Gilbert Street

Ring in the New Year with us. Learn about SEEDS’ growth and take home a FREE packet read more

SEEDlings Grow, Cook & Share Spinach!

SEEDlings Grow, Cook & Share Spinach!

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Each week, we’re growing, cooking, and sharing food – and last week was all about spinach!

On Tuesday, the SEEDlings harvested bunches of the nutritious green. On Wednesday, they cooked it into saag and prepared fresh naan with read more

Upcoming: Grafting Workshop & Scion Exchange

Upcoming: Grafting Workshop & Scion Exchange

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

This January, learn how to create fruit trees that grow multiple varieties, and introduce new fruit options to a crowded yard! This free, educational workshop includes a grafting demonstration and tips for successful plant combinations. (Grafting is the … read more

Sweet Kids Grow Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet Kids Grow Sweet Potatoes!

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

 

It’s fall in the garden and kitchen!

This week, our SEEDlings harvested sweet potatoes from the garden and cooked up this delicious and nutritious recipe in the kitchen, using both the root and the greens from the … read more

A Big Build: The Farm Terrace

A Big Build: The Farm Terrace

Friday, Oct 27, 2017

If you’ve walked through our garden recently, you’ve likely seen a transformation in progress. Thanks to many volunteers this fall, the space near the Chicken Castle is becoming “The Farm Terrace.”

Once completed, the Farm Terrace will consist read more

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 different … 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