Seeds of Solidarity awakens the power among youth, schools, & families to transform hunger to health & create resilient lives & communities
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."
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Enjoy our newsletter for inspiration and ideas to Awaken the Power to Grow Food Everywhere: http://seedsofsolidarity.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/sos-2013-gg-color.pdf
Seeds of Solidarity is a richly experienced, strongly community rooted organization in the North Quabbin, one of the poorest areas in the state. We focus on initiatives that foster health, justice and food resiliency in our own region so that we can be a model to others.
We are actively seeking funds for our Grow Food Everywhere for Health and Justice program to create 100 gardens over 5 years to provide fresh food for those facing hunger, and promote dignity, food resiliency and strong communities in our own region and as a model to many!
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 abandoned, 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, Grow Food Everywhere for Health and Justice, School Gardens to support farm to school efforts, and we are the founder of the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival 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, 300 SOL Garden 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 families and childcare centers 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 and presentations 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!