In these times and all times, we extend strength, wellness, and resilience to you and yours. We have developed many 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. Plus, be inspired by our new book!
Get Your Garlic! Starting Saturday September 12th and for five Saturday afternoons until October 10th we will have Garlic Saturdays from 12-5PM at our farm, 165 Chestnut Hill Road. Come by our expanded farmstand for great selections of growing and culinary garlic, as well as short planting talks by farmer Ricky at 1 and 3PM. There will be a different pop-up guest artist each Saturday too! To safely accommodate folks and to align with state gathering guidelines, this is a stop by rather than hang out kind of thing.
If you prefer to shop privately, our selection of seed/planting and culinary garlic will also be available in our self-serve farmstand starting Sept 12 and open daylight hours, so you can stock up at your leisure (cash and check only) as well as pick some up for yourself, friends and family. Masks and social distancing required at all times while on our site.
Here is a variety and price list as we start the garlic sales season! Some will go more quickly than others, but we should have some nice variety until early October and will let you know if that changes. Sorry but no bulk, mail order, or reservations:) We have touched each bulb 12 times with love though.
As aligned with state guidelines and for the collective good, while we are not able to hold an on-field Garlic and Arts Festival this year, the festival website will be updated soon so you can support our exhibitors and enjoy some great virtual offerings to inspire creativity and resilience. Enjoy this list of great farmstands, markets, and hikes to enjoy in the area.
NEW! We created a Recipes for Wellness Booklet with economical recipes for all seasons, healthy living tips, gardening ideas, and ample inspiration. Enjoy it as our gift to you. (Please note: we wrote it during COVID-19 but not for COVID-19; always refer to CDC advice for any activities that take place in public settings)
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.
New Book! We are excited to announce the publication 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. It is now available from Levellers Press! Check out MakingLoveWhileFarming.org for description, praise, interviews and book release events You can follow MakingLoveWhileFarming on FB and Instagram too.
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center Inc. is a non-profit 501©(3) organization.
Our 2020 education programs are made possible through grants from:
The Green Leaf Foundation
Heywood Healthcare Charitable Foundation
Community Development Block Grant/Town of Orange
Greenfield Farmers Cooperative Exchange;
Opioid Task Force; Rose Community Foundation; Mako Foundation
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts/Donor Advised Funds
And wonderful contributions from Individuals Like You!
A hearty thanks to Flat Rock Disc Golf for their great winter benefit event!.
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!