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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

Vera’s Mock Rice

Vera’s Mock Rice

Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Autumn is brassica season!  Collards, kale, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes – these are all in the brassica plant family.  For those who are trying to cut back on eating simply carbs (such as white rice), this recipe is … read more

Did you hear?

Did you hear?

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016

 We have very exciting news.

Over the past year, SEEDS has been reflecting with parents, neighbors, partner organizations, ourselves and others about the question “What is the highest and best use of SEEDS for Durham?” After much thought,
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Fall Plant Sale: October 22

Fall Plant Sale: October 22

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

SEEDS, the North Carolina Botanical Garden and Useful Plants Nursery are teaming up to increase the edible productivity of your garden by offering veggies, fruit trees/shrubs, and native pollinator plants for salePlant Sale Saturday, October 22, read more
Register for After School!

Register for After School!

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

It’s that time of year! SEEDS After School program is accepting applications for the full school year. Our after school program is open to kids 1st through 5th grade.
In SEEDS After School kids will have the opportunity
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Meet Dave: SEEDS’ keeper of the bees

Meet Dave: SEEDS’ keeper of the bees

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Some people avoid bees because they have an allergy; others avoid bees because they have apiphobia (a fear of bees). However, David Fruchtenicht is just the opposite – he has sought them out through  his passion for beekeeping. … read more

What vegetables are purple?

What vegetables are purple?

Monday, Aug 8, 2016

“What vegetables are purple,” Vera Braswell asked the SEEDS summer campers July 26th. The kids all raised their hands. “Eggplant!” “Potatoes!” Yes, the kids knew about purple potatoes! Vera was very impressed. Vera said it can be a … read more

3 Sistahs Succotash

3 Sistahs Succotash

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

Native American tribes have survived and thrived by growing and eating the 3 sisters: corn, pole beans, and squash.  YOU can thrive on the 3 sisters, too.  These sisters support each other and help each other thrive.  The … read more

2016 Summer Camp Crew

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

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This year’s summer camp crew is a web of knowledge and experience from many of our programs. Samantha Trejo(below, top right in photo), DIG Leadership Crew graduate, Emmanuel Kearney (below, top left in photo), a long time … read more
We’ll Miss You, Lisa!

We’ll Miss You, Lisa!

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016

SEEDS was a better, brighter place because of Lisa Bruckner, our Garden Assistant for the last year. Happy, helpful, and sincere, she was an excellent leader who was also skilled at following.
We are sad to see her … read more
Shaker Lemon Tart

Shaker Lemon Tart

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

We love pies, here at SEEDS. Y’all know that at this point. One of our fabulous pie donors for this year’s Pie Social shared her homemade recipe with us. Thanks Vera Cecelski!

Shaker Lemon Tart
Pie Crust
1.5 … read more