Grow Food Everywhere!

SEEDS OF SOLIDARITY EDUCATION CENTER INC

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Grow Food Everywhere!

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Gardens at food pantries and health centers offer fresh food and beauty

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Grow Food Everywhere gardens at a factory; produce goes to food pantry

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Gardens for families and daycare centers transform hunger

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Workshops teach no-till and season extension methods to all

Seeds of Solidarity awakens the power among youth, schools, & families to transform hunger to health, & create resilient lives & communities

YOU Awaken the Power to Grow Food Everywhere with your contribution.

And, YOU might win too! We will enter each donor to Seeds of Solidarity on Valley Gives Day 2014 into our own raffle to receive a beautiful handmade wooden bowl, to remind you that your gift feeds and educates many children, youth and families in need.

Enjoy our newsletter to learn more about our programs: https://seedsofsolidarity.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/sos-2014-color-2mb.pdf

We are named a 2013 and 2014 Top Rated Non Profit by greatnonprofits.org! Check out our reviews at: http://greatnonprofits.org/org/seeds-of-solidarity-education-center-inc

Read what a donor told us: "We are so happy to be able to support the work of Seeds of Solidarity. It is visionary and yet totally grounded in the needs of people right now. Go forward and Grow Food Everywhere and we will be right behind you."

Seeds of Solidarity is a richly experienced, strongly community rooted organization in the North Quabbin, one of the poorest areas in the pioneer valley and the state. We provide cutting edge programs that foster health, justice and food resiliency in the region. And, we provide over 30 free resources as a national model and inspiraton to others.

The organization is based at Seeds of Solidarity Farm, a 30 acre site on Chestnut Hill Road in Orange, MA within the North Quabbin region. Long vacant, the site is now vibrant and healing with abundant no-till gardens, solar greenhouses glowing with healthy greens, and energy efficient and artistic buildings. All electricity for the farm, education center, home and farmstand is from the sun.

Our education programs include:

SOL (Seeds of Leadership) Garden for youth, Grow Food Everywhere for Health and Justice to feed families in need, School Gardens to support farm to school efforts, and initiatives to promote healing and resilience for people in recovery from substance abuse. Our public tours and workshops inspire sustainable living and practices that build resilience in response to climate change.

And we are founders of the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, a regional model of family fun and sustainability that we organize with our neighbors to revitalize and ignite local art, agriculture, community, and economy.

SOL (Seeds of Leadership) Garden inspires service and activism among teens as they use their hearts, minds, and bodies to cultivate food and a hopeful future. Since the programs inception in 1998, over 350 young people, most low-income and underemployed have cultivated a quarter acre garden and donated thousands of pounds of vegetables to families and senior citizens in our low-income community; We freely share our curriculum ‘Food for the SOL: Youth, Food, Justice and Community Building” to inspire others

Grow Food Everywhere for Health and Justice provides gardens to childcare providers and families in need of, and unable to afford fresh food, as as wellness gardens community health centers, libraries, converted factories, and a hospital Grow Food Everywhere beds include a “mini-hoophouse” to extend abundant crops and much-needed nourishment of their family well into the winter, and enable an early start to fresh salads come spring.

Says one mother who received a garden: “I’m diabetic, my 14 year old son is pre-diabetic, and my 9 year old daughter is gluten free…being able to provide a variety of fresh vegetables to both my children is not only a benefit financially but helps me meet my personal goal of opening the door to the wonderful world of fresh, clean foods to my children.”

We also offer lots of great tours, workshops, presentations and over 30 free resources to ignite, unite, and transform lives and communities.

Our website is full of great photos, stories, videos, and free resources.

Thank you for your support!!!

GROW FOOD EVERYWHERE!


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Seeds of Solidarity awakens the power among youth, schools, & families to transform hunger to health, & create resilient lives & communities

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