Send Seeds for Change
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.
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
- Buy a packet or more of seeds (F-to-F suggests Roeher seeds)
- Send your seeds to one of the F-to-F locations detailed on their website:
- 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?
- City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan. The story of how a community garden brings light and hope to a neighborhood and even changes the outlook of irritable Old Man Hammer.
- Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert. A colorful and simple introduction to vegetable gardening. With a vegetable soup recipe at the end!
- The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough by Katie Smith Milway. A young girl in Honduras learns how to nurture her family’s garden to prosperity.
- Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel. A photographic look at what 30 families from around the world eat.
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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