Seeds Farm has been constantly evolving for the last four years. Seeds Farm fits under the umbrella organization SEEDS Project (Social Entrepreneurship Environmental Design and Stewardship) - the purpose of which, is to be a platform and catalyst to accomplish four goals:
1) Deepen the understanding and appreciation for environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture
2) Foster experiential learning, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship
3) Create and strengthen community
4) Produce healthy food. We run our own four-acre diversified vegetable farm.
We also share our land with individuals who have similar goals, such as Mainstreet Project, Laughing Loons Farm, Budding Farmers, and Adams Apiary. These are all local, entrepreneurial, and sustainable projects. We have community garden plots available so that community members can garden, experiment with, and learn about vegetables, all while getting to know one another.
Our farm is unique in that we don’t just grow vegetables. We have programming for children and families to be involved in food production. We provide land and support for the Rural Enterprise Center, which manages an incubator project for Latino free-range poultry production. Summer camps and school classrooms visit and engage in the farm. We encourage college students to use our land as a laboratory for environmental/biological experiments. College students are also involved as interns during spring and fall semesters, both for academic credit and for hire during the growing season. Also unique, is that a portion of what we grow at Seeds is donated to the local food shelf feeding families experiencing hard times.
We grow over 100 varieties of vegetables sustainably. We have tractors and various implements in addition to all our hand work. We start our transplants in our greenhouse. We work hard and sell our vegetables through a CSA and wholesale accounts, and we have fun!