One of the many wonderful things about community gardens is their innate ability to foster long-lasting relationships between our gardens and other community businesses/organizations. In March 2011, the Escalante Community Garden contacted Humble Seed, a Scottsdale-based online seed company that is “dedicated to providing the highest quality heirloom, non-GMO, non-hybrid, and organic seed varieties to those who choose to start from seed”. After hearing about the Escalante Community Garden (ECG), Humble Seed was so excited about the vision of the ECG that they decided to partner with our garden by donating 30,000 seeds to the project. More importantly, Jim and Kristen Mitchell, the owners of Humble Seed are interested in forging a deeply entrenched partnership with the ECG, and are planning on visiting the garden to check-in, attending community build days, and continuing to support the growth of the ECG.
Earth Day 2011 will mark the first birthday of Humble Seed, but we know they are in for many more celebrations because of their commitment to our community, sustainability, and growin’ only the most delicious veggies and herbs J
For more information on Humble Seed, visit their Website, Facebook, Twitter, or Email them. Also, check out this recently published article about Humble Seed and their partnership with the
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