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Free Vegetable Seeds?

September 6th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Posted in garden

Seeds can be free

Seeds can be free

Our friend Pattie at FoodShed Planet writes today about a remarkable couple in San Antonio, Texas, whose full-time occupation is running a small non-profit that provides heirloom garden seeds free to anyone who wants them. You don’t even have to pay for the postage.

Pattie for some time has been crusading for victory gardens and lately has started a community garden near her home in Atlanta. She recently took delivery of some free seeds, which she plans to pass along to some of the needy folk who are involved in the community garden.

Take this as more evidence of the passion that has been stirred to action around the idea of growing our own food–in this case a small organization called The Dinner Garden that relies entirely on donations for funding and volunteer labor to get the seeds out. Another place for free seeds is America the Beautiful Fund, which distributes donations from seed companies.

See, there’s no excuse not to grow your own produce.

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  • Pattie

    Ed; Thanks for spreading the word about The Dinner Garden. And I didn’t know about the American the Beautiful Fund. Much appreciated.

  • dorothy broyles

    i am writing to ask that i would like free seeds. i am planting a urban garden for my friends, family, and anyone who needs free freash produce. thank you

  • Gino Acuna

    I am still unemployed due to layoffs and need to grow fresh vegetables to keep healthy with my Stage IV renal disease. Any possible way to get some seeds would be more than appreciated. Our local food banks try to get fresh vegetables in but no always able.I would be more than willing to donate to our Catholic Community Services as they have always been there in our time of need.

  • Ed Bruske

    America the Beautiful Fund here in D.C. is always giving away seeds donated by seed companies (year old seeds). Here’s contact info:

    America the Beautiful Fund
    725 15th St., NW, Suite 605
    Washington, DC 20005

    phone: (202) 638-1649
    fax: (202) 638-2175

  • michelle fruitt

    1374 day ln
    tahlequah, ok 74464
    free seeds

  • Carolyn Adams-Sanders

    Thanks in Advance
    I would like to grow a variety of vegetables for my family, friends, neighbors and church members.

  • Sherry

    I am starting a garden this year with my daughter and would like to know if anyone has any heirloom vegetable seeds they could share with me.



  • Ed Bruske

    Sherry, try the America the Beautiful Fund

  • dorothy broyles

    i never did get those seeds.