Help Raíces Eco-Culture Spread our Roots – Nominate us for a Seed Donation

Raíces co-director Francisco G. Gómez displaying some of the seeds donated and planted in 2014.

Raíces co-director Francisco G. Gómez displaying seeds donated and planted in 2014.

We can’t believe it’s seed time already!  Catalogs have been arriving in the mail; we are planning out our spring and summer gardens and the annual nominations for donations from the Hudson Valley Seed Library have begun.  We are looking forward to adding new varieties to our growing seed library; planting and sharing seedlings and cultivating an abundance of vegetables, herbs and flowers in 2015.

 

Mini seed packets disseminated by Raíces EcoCulture to schools, community gardens and individual gardeners in our community.

Seed packets distributed by Raíces EcoCulture to schools, community gardens and individual gardeners in our community.

As a non-profit organization, we need the help and support of our community to make our projects thrive. YOU can start, by giving less than 5 minutes of your time to nominate us for a seed donation from the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Last year, the nominations by our friends, family and supporters allowed us to receive 50 packets of non G.M.O. seeds for our programs, adding to the variety of plants we grew and shared in our community and expanding our Raíces Eco-Culture Seed Library.

 

Seedlings sprouting in the Raíces greenhouse.  This swiss chard was grown from donated seed.

Seedlings sprouting in the Raíces greenhouse. This chard was grown from donated seed.

Please take a few minutes to nominate Raíces for a seed donation for the 2015 growing season. Please share the link of this blog post through email and social media; help spread the word and help Raíces receive a larger seed donation for our seed library and our Eco-Culture gardening programs. The deadline for nominations is January 31st, so there is still plenty of time to get the word out far and wide! The more nominations our organization receives by then, the more seeds will be donated to us!

Raíces co-director planting donated seeds in the with garden volunteer Marisol Gonzalez in the Raíces EcoCulture garden plots.

Raíces co-director Nicole Wines planting donated seeds with garden volunteer Marisol Gonzalez in the Raíces EcoCulture gardens.

Send in your nomination here:
http://www.seedlibrary.org/donations

Here’s the basic info to help you along

Organization Name: Raíces Cultural Center
Organization Email: raices@raicesculturalcenter.org
Our Address: PO Box 5701, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

 

School Garden Club planting seeds from the Raíces Seed Library.

School Garden Club planting seeds from the Raíces Seed Library.

What we would do with a seed donation:

-Distribute to seed library members for them to plant for seed harvest.
-Expand the variety of seeds available through our community seed library.
-Increase variety of the plants we grow in our Eco-Culture vegetable gardens, healing herbs garden and our pollinator plots.
-Use them in educational programs on seed starting and seed saving in schools and throughout our community.

Wide variety of tomatoes grown from donated and saved seed in the summer of 2014.

Wide variety of tomatoes grown from donated and saved seed in the summer of 2014

-Support beginner gardeners in community plots at the Livingston Community Gardens where we have two of our Eco-Culture Garden plots.
-Expand our school garden run in collaboration with Middle Earth in Bound Brook.

Please tell them in your own words why you think they should donate to us and don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this blog post!

Thank you for your time and support!


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