SEEDS is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2012. Originally, the focus was to revitalize an unused city-owned greenhouse in Nelson’s Lakeside Park. The greenhouse was used for growing food while creating a welcoming space for isolated seniors in the community to gather and work together with children and youth to produce nutritional vegetables which were then donated to food groups in the community.
Since then, SEEDS has built upon that foundation to offer many educational opportunities and workshops that have become an integral part of the food system and network of Nelson.
SEEDS Guiding Principles
(Based on the Seven Pillars of Food Sovereignty)
“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
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We are so pleased to have the community on our SEEDS team.
SEEDS currently has five board members:
Liz Abraham, Treasurer
Stephanie Myers, Director
Trevor Sawchuk, Director
Jon Meir, Director
photo by Joel Pelletier
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We couldn’t do it without you!
While SEEDS has been fortunate to be able to afford some paid staff over the years, the majority of our work is been completed by volunteers. In addition to the board members, SEEDS has over 25 active volunteers that work in the gardens, at events and generally help out as needed.
We LOVE our Volunteers!
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SEEDS Yearly Goals
- Grant Revenue 63%
- Fundraising Events 25%
- Memberships & Sales 12%