Campaign Introduction

This presentation will highlight the importance of community seed sharing programs and discuss how a seed library functions and how to get one started in your neighborhood.

Seed Saving & Growing Heirloom Seeds

by Amanda Jeffers

  • $300

    Funding Goal
  • $186

    Funds Raised
  • May 2018

  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
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Goshen, IN

Amanda Jeffers

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Support the Event!

Donations will help us cover speaker fees for presenting this free event. We’re fortunate to host Ben as he travels through town. We’re optimistic this will be well attended and are pleased to present the event with no admission cost. By helping cover our costs here, we can use any donations gathered at the event to support an actual seed library!

sign up to attend and help spread the word through our facebook event:

Building Your Seed Community

This will be a fast paced and fun presentation that highlights the importance of community seed sharing programs. We will discuss why planting, saving and sharing seeds is essential to the cultivation of sustainable neighborhoods, healthy communities, and the preservation of history. We’ll also cover how a seed library functions and how to get one started in your neighborhood, plus tips and tricks to keep your seed library open for years to come!

Ben Cohen is the owner of Small House Farm, located in central Michigan. Small House specializes in cold pressed oils and a number of other unique products for the health conscious, Earth friendly consumer. Ben is an heirloom seed activist and founder of MI Seed Library, a community seed sharing network. Over the past few years Ben has helped to establish more than forty seed library programs across the state of Michigan. Ben has grown seed crops commercially for Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, Annie’s Heirlooms and the Rare Vegetable Seed Consortium. Ben’s writings have been published by Slow Food Cincinnati, The Essential Herbal Magazine and Seed Broadcast Journal. He is currently working on his first book which he hopes to have available by the fall of 2018.

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  • 30-04-2018

    Spreading the word

    Thanks everyone for supporting the “Seed Saving and Growing Heirloom Seeds” campaign. We’re a third of the way to the goal, so we’re ready to start spreading the word more broadly on facebook and through Goshen Funded.

    Please show your interest on the facebook event page and invite more friends to attend the event.

    You’ve already helped make it a success – your early support has the organizers overjoyed with the opportunities ahead!

Name Campaign Location Date
Campaign Backers Laramie, WY May 19, 2018


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