At this time when children in Harlem are suffering from obesity and diabetes at high rates, Harlem Seeds recognizes that we must act now to save our youth. In our community there are often many reasons people say they cannot invest in healthy food or are simply not aware of the negative effects certain foods can have on ones health. This is due in large part to lack of exposure and resources. Harlem Seeds is driven to break this trend by working with kids to understand the growing process from seed to table. We do this through hands on learning as kids work in a garden and prepare nutritious meals.
Harlem Seeds was founded by sisters Michele Hatchette and Stephanie Mack, who were born and raised in Harlem. Deeply committed to their community and its youth, the organization was established to address the most pressing health issues facing Harlem children today. Understanding their responsibility and call to service Harlem, the organization seeks to enrich the community that gave so much to them.
Children are the seeds of our future and Harlem Seeds is dedicated to nourishing their roots so they may mature into healthy, positive leaders of our community.
Harlem Seeds Cultivating the Seeds of tomorrow, one child at a time.
Bring historic seeds from Monticello’s Center for Historic Plants to your garden and yard. We have a wide selection of vegetable and herb seeds, annual flower seeds, and seeds for perennial and biennial flowers. Many are unusual and hard to find like Purple Calabash seeds, Blackberry Lily seeds and Hyacinth Bean seeds. Don’t know where to start? Try one of our carefully-curated seed collections, like the one designed to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators to your garden. All of our historic seeds are non-GMO, open-pollinated varieties or straight species. The seeds of open-pollinated vegetables, herbs and flowers can be saved to replant from year to year. Seeds will typically remain viable for several years when stored in a cold, dry environment, such as an airtight container in your refrigerator.
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Harlem Seeds’ mission is to inspire young people to live long healthy lives; by empowering them to make appropriate food and lifestyle choices. Healthy living is a right, not a privilege. Educating our young people about growing foods in a sustainable environment and using their harvest to fuel their bodies, by exercising, and interacting with each other with the expectation of developing positive community leaders as they mature.
Harlem Seeds’ mission is to inspire young people to live long healthy lives; by empowering them to make appropriate food and lifestyle choices. Healthy living is a right, not a privilege. Educating our young people about growing foods in a…