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
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Cukey Citrus Water

Cukey Citrus Water

Monday, May 30, 2016

You’ve been working outside in the garden pulling weeds, putting up fencing, lifting bags of mulch and large rocks.  Now you’re thirsty!  Prior to going outside to work, make up a large pitcher of homemade “vitamin water” and … read more

Meet Hilary Nichols, Garden Manager

Meet Hilary Nichols, Garden Manager

Friday, Apr 22, 2016

Learning to work with her hands in the soil at a young age in her mother’s vegetable garden, it was there that Hilary’s passion for gardening sprouted.  Later, she studied to become a horticulturist and made a life … read more

Rainbow Slaw Recipe

Rainbow Slaw Recipe

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

Did you know that SEEDS  intentionally plants outside the fenced garden areas for free public harvesting?  If you live in the area and aren’t sure what to fix for dinner, stop by SEEDS to see what’s growing.  Also, … read more

Meet Tasha

Meet Tasha

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016

The SEEDS’ DIG program was a launching pad that allowed Tasha McMillan’s leadership potential to grow, and to flourish!

Tasha started with the SEEDS program when she was only 14 years old and in high school.  Though her … read more