Scott and I are big fans of Seeds of Change. Our local Lowe’s carries their seeds, and it’s the only brand that we buy from retail. That’s because we know Seeds of Change is dedicated to 100% certified organic products, and their mission in business is to preserve the tradition of heirloom gardening.
In addition, Seeds of Change has dedicated $200,000 in grant monies available to community gardening and farming programs.
About Seeds of Change
Seeds of Change® was founded in 1989 by passionate gardeners with a vision to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the “advances” of modern industrial agriculture. For 26 years, we have remained true to our original vision by offering a wide selection of organic seeds including heirloom, traditional, and rare seeds. Our seeds are produced through a network of certified organic family farms and professional growers. Through these partnerships, we continually cultivate study and develop seeds with the goal of producing the finest certified organic varieties to share with our fellow gardeners and farmers. In 1997 our business expanded to also include Organic Food inspired by the notion that great taste and sustainability go hand in hand. We now offer a wide variety of Ready to Heat organic Rice and Grain varieties as well as organic cooking sauces.
Seeds of Change Grant Program
The Seeds of Change® grant Program awards much-needed funding to organizations across the U.S. that focus on telling the seed to plate story through sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs. From now through March 30, schools and organizations can apply for 34 grants totaling $200,000. The recipients will be awarded in $20,000, $10,000 and $1,000 grants to support new or existing initiatives.
To enter, visit the Seeds of Change Facebook page or Seeds of Change website to complete an application and see the Program Guidelines. Applicants are encouraged to answer questions about how their organization or project helps educate its community about the food they eat through sustainable gardening and farming. From April 2 through April 20, 2015, applications will be available for public voting. The top 50 organizations, 25 schools and 25 community organizations that receive the most votes will then move onto the final judging phase. Grant recipients will be announced around May 5, 2015.
Seeds of Change Organic Food
Did you know Seeds of Change also has a line of Indian inspired sauces and rice blends? These rice and grain blends are 100% organic, and ready-to-eat. Just heat and serve.
I’m in love with their Tikka Masala sauce. Sauté a pieces of organic chicken in a bit of oil. Add in the simmer sauce, and cook for a few minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
Paired with the ready-made-rice blend, my lunch was ready in 10 minutes.
Enter the SEEDS OF CHANGE® Grant Program Gift Pack Giveaway:
- 4 Ready-To-Heat Rice
- 4 Indian Simmer Sauces
- 3 Organic Seed Packets
- 1 Seed Saver Kit
- 1 Reusable Shopping Bag
(Approximate combined value $66.58. Available online at www.seedsofchange.com)
For more information about Seeds of Change® or the Seeds of Change® Grant Program, please visit www.seedsofchangegrant.com. Fans of the organic food movement can also follow the program on social media by tracking #SeedsofChangeGrant and by visiting the brand’s Facebook or Twitter pages.