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Nature & Nurture Seeds - 2018 Donation Recipients

In March 2018, we offered to donate our leftover stock of seeds to non-profit organizations, seed libraries, and small farms! See the recipients below.

Support your favorite organization by purchasing and dedicating a Nature and Nurture Seeds Gift Certificate! Tell us where to send it in the "special instructions" box when you checkout, or contact us after checkout.

 

Non-Profit Organizations:

Flint Seed Democracy's mission is to encourage gardening and seed saving in Flint, Michigan, and by doing so to develop our own local seed varieties.

growing hope helps people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access.

Tollgate Farm 4-H Club is youth members and adult volunteers working together to grow food for people.

The Foundation for Sustainable Families strive to educate, support, strengthen and sustain families, children, and communities because we believe the strongest communities are created using the collaborative efforts of its individual parts.

The Outagamie County Master Gardener Association is an active group of well-recognized, dedicated horticultural volunteers, providing education and service to the community. https://www.ocmga.net/about-us/

The Agrarian Adventure partners with K-12 schools to enrich students’ connection between the foods they eat, their personal health, and the health of their communities and the environment.

Avalon Housing believes that housing is a basic human right. They also have a community garden space.

Ozaukee Master Gardeners serve the needs of gardeners in Ozaukee County by providing university research-based horticultural information and educational opportunities, designed to supplement programs of the University of Wisconsin – Extension (UWEX)

Campus Farm at the University of Michigan serves as the central hub of hands-on activity and is primarily operated by student interns and volunteers from the student group, Friends of the Campus Farm with the support of Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum staff and University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program.

 Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. We distribute millions of pounds of food to 150 non-profit programs serving low-income adults, children and families in Washtenaw County.

Seed Libraries: 

Detroit Public Schools Community District is starting a seed library working the Detroit School Garden Collaborative to support their gardens and farms with locally produced seed.

Big Rapids Community Library is also the home of the Big Rapids Community Seed Library.

Washtenaw Community College is also the home to the WCC seed library.

Brandon Township Public Library is also the home of the Brandon Twp Seed Library.

WSU Seed Bank & Library strives to educate, exchange, and preserve seeds for the Winona community inspiring awareness and action on food equity, insecurity, and biodiversity.

Providence Public Library is also the home to the Providence Seed Library.

Bay City Seed Library is a joint project of Bay City Cooperative Market (baycityfood.org) and the Bay County Library System (baycountylibrary.org).

Lyon Township Public Library is the home to the Lyon Township seed library.

 

Small Farms:

Little Flint Farm specializes in organically grown micro greens, salad, and heirloom vegetables. Their goal is to provide affordable, healthy, nutritious, vegetables to the Flint community. In order to help build a healthy, happy community in Flint. they hope to share their knowledge of small scale farming with their neighbors.

Stone Coop Farm is a nonprofit, neighborhood farm supported by folks that care about the long-term health of our planet and future generations.

As Michigan's longest-running CSA, Community Farm of Ann Arbor continues to grow their Biodynamic produce with care and intention for the land and all of the people and animals that spend time there. They are a member-run cooperative, put a lot of emphasis on education here at the farm, and LOVE visitors of all ages.

Just north of Ann Arbor, Raindance Organic Farm is on a mission to create a sustainable family farm that serves our community by growing great organic food and by connecting adults and children with the beauty of nature and the gifts of wellness.

Abby's Acres is a U-pick asparagus, strawberry, and pumpkin farm. They also raise happy chicken in pasture that lay delicious eggs. They use all natural fertilizers, pesticides, and are striving to be certified organic in the near future.

Hay Creek Heritage Farms, LLC is small farm focusing on heritage breeds and heirloom vegetables, naturally raised in Pinckney, Michigan.

The Land Loom is a young produce operation with a focus on growing year-round salad greens and warm-season diversified vegetables, herbs, and flowers for the Ann Arbor area community of eaters and artisans. By sustaining a high level of personal connection between customers, farmers, and the land, they seek to encourage a lifestyle of health, wellness, and community engagement. 

Songbird Farm is a local Michigan farm growing fresh vegetables: organically, sustainably and mindfully for healthier, happier people.

Birch Point Farm is a 20-acre farmstead dating from the 1880's, located on the southeast shore of Lake Leelanau, just eight miles from Traverse City. They specialize in heirloom vegetables, cut flowers, fresh herbs, and good cheer.

Nightshade Farm Industries is a small plot intensive, no spray vegetable farm known for their heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and other nightshade family produce. They also make small batch, artisanal, farm to jar salsas, hot sauces, chile powders, and more with the bounty from their farm's fields and hoophouse. They were formerly at Tilian Farm Development Center, a Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) incubator farm for beginning farmers in Ann Arbor Township.

Radicle Roots Community Farm is primarily a CSA farm that offers heirloom fruits and vegetables to members within Ann Arbor, MI.

Get Down Farm raises delicious, pastured, slow growing chicken using organic practices. Their chickens eat a diet of natural grain and forage on pasture yielding a richer tasting, more flavorful meat. A happy chicken is better tasting chicken! They also produce beautiful cut flowers.

Started in 2013, Old City Acres is a vegetable farm based out of Belleville, Michigan. Their main focus and goal is providing the freshest, tastiest, and most nutrient dense food possible to the local south east Michigan community. Old City Acres sells to restaurants, grocery stores, cooperatives, cafes, and farmers markets. Although not certified, all of the produce is grown using beyond organic practices, but all of the veggies are grown with the most important thing, love.

Just north of Chelsea Michigan, NOKA Homestead's 6 acres of land feature a beautiful pine forest, a small fruit orchard, over an acre of garden space, and lots of wild spaces to explore. They grow a diverse array of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs - everything from asparagus to strawberries, from dry beans to tomatoes - for their CSA, the Dexter Farmers Market, and wholesale.

The Farm on Jennings is a woman-powered farm providing a diverse selection of organically grown produce and flowers just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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