Welcome! We are so pleased to share Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center programs, resources and inspiration with you.
Valley Grows Day is May 19th and we are celebrating all week with a goal to raise $5,400. Seeds of Solidarity is hopeful we can raise the matching funds needed to teach two organic gardening courses in the Franklin County Jail this summer, one for men and one for women. Donations of any amount can be made now and will help make possible these classes-taught outdoors at the jail- that bring vitality and sense of positive community to those greatly in need of such. Our Valley Grows fundraising goal is modest but meaningful: $5,400. This will enable us to provide two courses in the jail (for which participants receive college credit!), plus meet our budget to offer a summer cooking and wellness workshop series as part of our Women Healing Women Healing Earth program. We hope you will Visit Valley Grows to learn more about each of the wonderful participating organizations!
With your support we fulfill our mission to Awaken the Power to Grow Food Everywhere to transform hunger to health, and create resilient lives and communities.
Our farmstand is now open for the season! with the first of the spring greens and much more to come. We are excited! If you would like to receive farmstand updates regarding opening date, events, the tasty crops and recipe tips, email firstname.lastname@example.org with yours and we’ll keep you informed. We expanded into our new spacious solar farmstand, and transformed our little one into a community library- so enjoy that as well!
Click to learn more about our 2021 workshops and events. And here’s the colorful calendar you can put on your fridge! The workshops are LIVE, small group with COVID protocol, and require sign up so do not delay.
We are excited to share and hope you enjoy our NEW Women Healing Women Healing Earth Video and programs for local women. Inspired by the five women featured in the video, we offer some ideas and practices for self, land, and community care that women (and others) everywhere may enjoy.
Please join our mailing list here. We would love to keep you informed of our April opening date and Solidarity Inspiration series at our new solar powered farmstand and teaching space.
We offer many free resource materials to regenerate soil, restore climate and revitalize community. Peruse archived newsletters rich with ideas and inspiration, watch our Video on the No-till Cardboard Method. and find many more free guides and articles throughout our website. Enjoy our Recipes for Wellness Booklet with economical recipes for all seasons, healthy living tips, gardening ideas, and ample inspiration. Plus, be inspired by our book.
Our education and food justice programs are funded through valued donations and grants. Use paypal or credit card to Make a tax deductible donation!
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center is a non-profit organization based in Orange MA that innovates programs to awaken the power among people of all ages–from toddlers to teens to people who are incarcerated– to Grow Food Everywhere to transform hunger to health, and create resilient lives and communities. The organization is based at solar-powered Seeds of Solidarity Farm which uses agroecological methods to regenerate soil, restore climate, and build community food resilience. Seeds of Solidarity is located at 165 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange, MA where you will find our seasonal farmstand stocked with fresh greens and produce from April to November.
Our Book! Get your copy of Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose, by Seeds of Solidarity founders Ricky Baruch and Deb Habib for winter reading and holiday gifts. It is available from Levellers Press and they can send it to you or your people. Check out MakingLoveWhileFarming.org for description and praise. You can follow MakingLoveWhileFarming on FB and Instagram too.
As aligned with state guidelines and for the collective good, we were not able to hold an on-field Garlic and Arts Festival in 2020, but the festival website will get you to a new youtube channel with over 120 new and archived videos of performance, cooking workshops, energy conservation ideas, exhibitor behind the scenes and more.
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center Inc. is a non-profit 501©(3) organization.
Our 2020/21 education programs are made possible through grants from:
The Green Leaf Foundation
Fallon Health, Heywood Healthcare
Community Development Block Grant/Town of Orange
Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts
Greenfield Farmers Cooperative Exchange
Opioid Task Force; Rose Community Foundation; Mako Foundation
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
And wonderful contributions from Individuals Like You!
Get Info on our events like our Solidarity Saturday visiting days and Grow Food Everywhere workshops. We provide consulting on educational program development and regenerative, no-till farming methods, and offer keynotes at conferences. Please contact solidarity@ seedsofsolidarity.org regarding fees.
We are truly grateful for your interest in our organization and farm!