Seeds of Solidarity is a wonderful example of individuals who not only profess good morals and values but they live their life incorporating this model as well
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center has been an organization devoted to educating on healthy eating and healthy growing of food. It prides itself on purely organic , non chemical farming. In addition it educates on how to perform such farming close to home or even at home. A major part of the Center is to educate and provide an enriching and educational experience for individuals of all ages and including younger ages such as teens. Their work has been in progress for many years and is admired by all who know and understand their contribution to health, sustainability and "growing food everywhere."
As a teacher at the local high school, I see student after student transformed after being involved with the SOL (Seeds of Leadership) program. I also love driving around town and seeing the Grow Food Everywhere gardens that are the result of a resident's involvement in this Seeds of Solidarity program.
Seeds of Solidarity is responsible for numerous outreach programs I have seen in action in our North Quabbin communities. Staff help people of all ages understand our relationship with the land through agriculture. They come to our schools, libraries, and community centers as well as running programs at their farm. They represent an important community resource.
This is such a great program, so badly needed, and run by such wonderful genuine people! They have done so many great things for the youth in our area, teaching them about our earth and showing them a better path. This picture is me with Rick, the co-founder - they had me there to give a cooking class. Great fun! They came to my cafe and installed raised gardens with herbs and veggies. They are amazing.
Seeds of Solidarity has helped me and so many people that I know not only learn about sustainability but also about themselves and how to help the community in countless ways.
I have known this organization for years, They have brought wonderful education to our area in Orange and are a non-stop inspiration to others. You can grow food anywhere and they work to teach that every day.
Community, education, social justice work, and local pride. Everything adds up to an amazing NP in a region that thrives on their work. Cannot say enough positive things about Seeds of Solidarity!
Seeds of Solidarity and the people I've met there have become a second family to me. Deb and Ricky were so supportive of my ambitions throughout my time volunteering with them and they continue to be supportive and loving today. The other staff at Seeds of Solidarity are also fantastic and I have connected deeply with each and every one of them. Seeds of Solidarity is a place filled with love, learning and an opening of the mind. It's because of my work with them that I continue to do activism and community based work today.