SEEDS gardens represent the potential in abandoned land, the beauty in organic growing and the power of permaculture! Our gardens serve as an educational space for youth, and a growing, green space for all.
Southside Garden is a 1.5-acre sustainable, urban garden filled with flowers, fruits, vegetables, artwork, compost bins and much more. Created using principles of permaculture, sustainable agriculture and resource conservation, the SEEDS garden is an evolving, living example of a productive, symbiotic ecosystem.
Exercise your green thumb, learn to compost, take a workshop, or just enjoy our urban oasis by volunteering!
This 1/4 acre urban farm was previously cultivated by high school students in our DIG Program. This space has served as a beautiful example of organic and sustainable growing practices, as gardeners-in-training discover the connection between the earth, food, and community. Currently, the DIG Program is on hold, and Farm Church maintains this plot.
In late 2010, SEEDS transitioned from renter to owner in the purchase of the Southside Garden and the building at 706 Gilbert Street. This opened up a world of new possibilities for SEEDS – for our programs and for our community.
The new SEEDS building, constructed in 2014, holds a kitchen and a multipurpose room with communal tables where young people share meals they’ve made using food they grow in the garden.