Stamford Seed Savers is an organization dedicated to the promotion of gardening, agriculture, and sustainable living in the community of Stamford, Vermont. Currently, we are working on two projects:
Our first project is a seed bank to store open-pollinated seed varieties and to provide information about seed saving. The seed bank is an open community resource located in the town library and available to residents interested growing plant varieties adapted to our local environment. Come and see what is available.
Our second project will be to build a community garden on the site of the old tennis court at the school. The garden will be made available to teachers for hands on lessons, and we hope that it will provide some fresh produce to the school cafeteria.
We view these projects as a means to both strengthen local food security, and as a way to bring our community together around common interests.
If you are already an avid gardener and want to share your experience with others or you are interested in learning more about gardening and seed saving, you are invited to attend one of our bi-weekly meetings on Tuesday, at 5:30 PM, at the Stamford Town Library.
If you are unable to attend a meeting but like to stay informed about our activities, please register with your contact information and we will do our best to keep you informed.
Funding for the Stamford Vermont Seed Savers projects was provided by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
About the New England Grassroots Environment Fund
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (Grassroots Fund) energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy,just, safe and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grant making program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to initiatives by better than 1,700 community groups covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns.
New England Grassroots Environment Fund awards help solve the problems and realize the promises in addressing climate change and energy action, local food, environmental health and justice, land and water and local economies.
For more information, please visit grassrootsfund.org or call 603-905-9915.