Staff, Board, Supporters

Seeds of Solidarity Education Center Staff:

Deb Habib, Executive Director

Ricky Baruc, Co-founder, Farmer-Educator

Jacqueline Strauss: Youth Programs

Ya-Ping Douglass: Community Programs

Micky McKinley: Youth Programs and Wisdom Keeper

Consultants: Lynne Rudie, Graphic Design; Ann Marie Meltzer, Bookkeeper

Wonderful and Sage Board of Directors:

Ricky Baruc, Josh Goldman, Deb Habib, Malcolm Hall, Phyllis Labanowski, Vanessa Korlu, Kirby Cox, Tom Montagno, Dan Radin, Kim Tait, Sandy Vorce

Amazing Funders and Supporters:

Our 2015-16  Education Programs are made possible through grants and donations from The Green Leaf Foundation, JoAnn Waite Bennett Memorial Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, AT and T Aspire Program, Massachusetts Cultural Council Youth Reach program, Personal/Planetary Healing Fund of the Community Foundation of Western MA,  Opioid Task Force, Cardinal Brook Trust, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Hannaford Supermarkets, Life Alive Organic Oasis and Urban Cafe, Flat Rock Disc Golf, and contributions from individuals like you!


Selected Awards:

  • Northeast Environmental Education Association Best Program Award, 2007
  • MassRecycle Institution Recycler Winner (Garlic and Arts Festival) 2007
  • CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) Local Hero Award 2009
  • River Valley Market Non Profit Coop Hero 2012
  • Pioneer Valley Transition Town Film Festival, 1st Place, 2012
  • Greenfield Recorder: 12 Inspirational Woman Leaders (E.D. Deb Habib) 2012
  • North Quabbin Community Coalition Barbara Corey Award, 2014
  • 2013, 2014, 2015 Top Rated Non-Profit,