The Hermans Garden Program: Spreading the Joy of Gardening Seed Savers Exchange Blog
The seed library at BPL, like non-profit seed libraries elsewhere, is partly enabled by companies looking to donate last year’s technically out-of-date seeds. Seed library program, which opened for business on March 13, it ran out of seeds. “Once the awareness got out there, it was not too hard to give them away,” says Jesse Montero, director of the Central Library branch at Grand Army Plaza, indulging in understatement. Teachers will receive a training webinar, remote consultation from a private native plant nursery, and a $1,000 cash award. The Making the Shade Program was designed to create healthier, shaded playground areas on elementary school campuses throughout Georgia. Technical and financial assistance, up to $5,000, is available to plant trees on school grounds.
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"When you plant plants, it’s gardening but you have to do a little math and there’s science involved." We will provide seed donation envelopes and labels for the seeds you save from your harvest so you can drop them off at the Heirloom Seed Library. Here are harvesting and seed saving instructions for the varieties available in the Heirloom Seed Library. If you already save seeds, consider contributing them to the seed library. Our experienced seed historians collect the stories behind the seeds we share, stories that connect us to our culture and past as well as to one another, and help us collectively maintain a healthy and secure food system for future generations.
Some Master Gardeners are also honeybee keepers, but bumble bees and carpenter bees are also necessary, he said. Some seed varieties are easier to save than others. Please try to match the seed-saving difficulty with your gardening skills and time. Become a member of Hermann Park Conservancy and join a community committed to the preservation and improvement of Hermann Park.
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation accepts proposals for research projects and educational initiatives for developing tools that promote awareness or increase knowledge of the solid waste industry. Kids joyfully save sunflower seeds at the Harvest Festival held by Lower Columbia School Gardens, just one organization supported by Seed Savers Exchange’s Herman’s Garden Seed Donation Program. Donations are mailed within 4-6 weeks and include a variety of seeds based on supply. As seeds may have been stored in a wide variety of conditions, it’s recommended to plant the seeds within one year.
Your membership provides vital support for engaging programs, beautiful landscaping, and essential maintenance. Seed Savers Exchange offers training to both new and expert seed savers to ensure that this inherent knowledge of gardening for seed saving is passed on. Varieties from our bank are distributed each year through our Exchange and Citizen Science Corps programs, our Member Growing Club and our catalog. Extend the garden lesson by learning about bees and other pollinators and how they help plants grow!
The Voya Foundation awards grants of $2,500 to $100,000 and more to non-profit organizations. The Foundation focuses on financial literacy and STEM education. Get "seed" money for your school through a fundraising program from Renee’s Garden.
Need help with your garden or seed saving? Here are some resources:
The grant program is designed to fund innovative programs, events, or projects with the potential to significantly enhance students’ classroom experiences. The types of grant opportunities vary throughout the year. The Go Outside Fund provides funding that helps connect students and teachers with outdoor, nature-based learning experiences. Teachers or partner organizations may apply for funding to purchase field supplies, or pay for transportation, substitute teachers, or educator costs. Applications March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, or December 31st..
- Note that we are no longer accepting new applications for seed donations in the U.S. in 2022.
- Westinghouse provides grants to nonprofit programs that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, environmental sustainability, and community vitality.
- Seed Savers Exchange maintains a collection of approximately 20,000 heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and plant varieties, as well as over 1,000 varieties of heritage apple trees.
- The Making the Shade Program was designed to create healthier, shaded playground areas on elementary school campuses throughout Georgia.
- To apply visit Annie’s webpage and fill out the online grant form.
The Lawrence Foundation is a private, family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, education, human services and other causes. Applications are open to any organization that meets the grant guidelines. The Cornell Douglas Foundation provides grants to organizations that advocate for environmental health and justice, encourage stewardship of the environment, and further respect for sustainability of resources.
Gantz moved away from Erie, but DiPlacido graduated as a Master Gardener in 2014 and then enlisted Master Gardener Mike Bailey as co-coordinator of Emmaus Grove. He got a degree in animal science from Penn State but ended up "in human medicine," he said. "The more that people keep replacing our native species with non-native, the more that diminishes our insects. We need insects to produce caterpillars," as part of the whole pollination cycle, she said. Like other Master Gardeners, Herman cares deeply about the environment. She has three rain barrels, makes compost, and gives talks to garden clubs and other groups about the importance of native bees for pollination.