SEEDS Blog
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

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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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