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Send Seeds for Change

Collect seeds for families who want to start their own gardens.

Collect seeds for families who want to start their own gardens.

Gardening is an increasingly popular way to access fresh, nutritious produce. Plus, it's a hobby that relieves stress and inspires children to learn more about where their food comes from.


Possible Recipients

This is a project through Family-to-Family, a national hunger relief organization that serves over 430 families in 20 of our poorest communities. Check their website for more details on Seeds for Change.

What You'll Need

  • Packet(s) of seeds
  • An envelope to mail them in
  • Postage

Instructions

Reflections

  • How does it feel to take care of your own garden?
  • Where does our family get fresh produce? Where do other families get fresh food?
  • What would it feel like to rely on food from a garden to eat?
  • What are your favorite vegetables?

Resources

Take It Further

  • Ask a local garden store if they would be willing to donate seed packets to send.
  • Host a neighborhood Seed Drive. Create a flyer telling about the project. Have neighbors leave out seed packets on a certain day. Go around and collect the packets, and send them in.
  • Plant your own garden. Share your bounty with neighbors or donate some of it to a local food shelf.

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