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The Seedfolk Store

The Seedfolk Store

540 W. Main Street

(585) 279-9943

Fresh fruits & vegetables, granola, coffees & locally-grown teas.   A ProsperRochester, Inc. program.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/seedfolkstore
Location: Rochester, New York
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Aug 14

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Tuesdays - Friday, 1:30-5:00 p.m.   

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ProsperRochester, Inc. Board of Directors

Started by Eleanor Coleman Nov 9, 2013. 0 Replies

The Seedfolk Store operates under the auspices of ProsperRochester, Inc., a program currently focused on community engagement through urban agriculture.  We are collaborating with other SouthWest…Continue

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Comment by Eleanor Coleman on August 14, 2014 at 2:06am

End-of-Summer Youth Program Celebration Fri, 8/15, 4-7 @ Gandhi Institute, 929 So. Plymouth Ave!!!

Hello from Lisa Barker, Youth Employment Director

Hope this finds you well. I'd like to invite you to join our 2014 Seedfolk Youth Team for our summer program closing celebration / block party-this Friday, August 15,  4-7pm  at the Gandhi Institute. 

For the last 6 weeks, we've had a truly exceptional group of 12 teens working in our 2014 Seedfolk / Grow SouthWest Summer Youth Employment Program, learning about and participating in the local food system through tending our urban gardens, working at our markets and store, cooking in our kitchen, spreading the word in our community, and more. 

To celebrate the end of the program and all that has been accomplished, the youth have been working hard to plan a community block party.  Some of the fun to be had will include delicious food prepared by the youth, live t-shirt screenprinting, face-painting and activities for children, a raffle fundraiser, tours of our onsite urban garden, a photo gallery of our summer program, and more. We'll also have our locally grown produce for sale. 

Additionally, the youth have been working on a documentary highlighting the Seedfolk program alongside local filmmaker Alex Freeman, which we are very excited to view and showcase at Friday's event! 
The 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program has been a joint effort of ProsperRochester, Inc and The Center For Youth Services, through the RochesterWorks! SYEP/SOOP program. We've also had great support from the folks at In the City Off The Grid, The Greenhouse Cafe, The Gandhi Institute, Small World Food, and The Gandhi Institute. 
 
DETAILS: 

Seedfolk Summer Celebration 
Friday August 15 
4-7pm 
The Gandhi Institute 
929 South Plymouth Ave 
Rochester NY 14608
Please contact me if you have any questions at all! We'd love to see you Friday

Thanks so much and be well,
Lisa Barker
barker.lisa@gmail.com 
Comment by Eleanor Coleman on June 6, 2014 at 4:43am

New Seedfolk Store Hours:  Tues-Fri, 1:30 -  6 p.m.   The Seedfolk Store will not be open on Saturdays during the summer as work shifts toward managing "Seedfolk City Farms" at 929 So. Plymouth (next to the Gandhi Institute) and the E. Main St. Greenhouse location (2271 E. Main St.).

The 9 youth who have been employed for 6 months and working at these location will have a Closing Ceremony on Fri. 6/13 from 4-7 p.m. at The Seedfolk Store.

Preparations are now being made to employ 12 youth through RochesterWorks! and in partnership with the Center for Youth.  We have secured funding to continue to employ 2 current youth over the summer in addition to the new team of 12.  Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seedfolkstore.

Comment by Eleanor Coleman on May 1, 2014 at 8:42pm

The Seedfolk Store thanks you for your steadfast support, John Boutet!!

Comment by John Boutet on May 1, 2014 at 1:21am

Here is an interesting review from TheMSPress: Blog

http://www.themspress.org/blog/the-seedfold-store-an-urban-agricult...

Comment by patty love on April 11, 2014 at 11:25am

I'm kind of relieved that Wednesday's weather forecast is for 45 degrees.  That will make it easier for folks to decide to come inside to attend Wednesday's workshop at The Gandhi House.  Hope to see lots of you there!

Comment by Eleanor Coleman on April 10, 2014 at 7:44pm

Patty Love's Permaculture Workshop, at  M. K. Gandhi Institute for
Nonviolence, 929 Plymouth Avenue S, Rochester, NY, 14608
Wed, April 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
a $5.00 donation is being asked to attend

Bio:
Patty Love designs permaculture gardens and lifestyles for herself and
others in Rochester, NY, where she consults and designs as the owner of
Barefoot Edible Landscape and Permaculture, teaches and learns as the
Program Director of the Rochester Permaculture Center, and co-leads as the
Program Director and founder of the public food forest project, Lots of
Food.

Workshop description:
Got lead? Got shade? How about urban wildlife? Permaculture, a design
science rooted in natural systems, informs us how to plan productive
perennial food forests that will feed sub/urban dwellers in even the most
challenging environments - by the block or by the yard. Learn ecological
garden and polyculture design basics as well as advanced problem prevention
and solving to increase the biodiversity, health, and productivity of your
sub/urban garden or farm while discovering some new foods, regenerating the
environment, and reducing your workload.

Comment by Marian Boutet on April 7, 2014 at 9:07pm

Make your own Easter egg dyes from things you have in your pantry.  All material provided. 

What:     Workshop - Easter egg dyes from your pantry

When:    Saturday, April 12, 1-3:00 pm

Where:   The Seedfolk Store, 540 West Main Street

Comment by Marian Boutet on April 4, 2014 at 5:31pm

Growing your own vegetables is like printing your own money.

~ Ron Finley

If you've never had the pleasure of growing your own food from seed, this is the place for you.

What: Workshop - Seed Starting for Beginners

When: Sunday afternoon, April 5 at 1:00 pm

Where: Seedfolk Store, 540 West Main Street

Seeds, containers, and potting mix will be provided. Space is limited to 12, so please e-mail Marian Boutet at mlboutet@frontiernet.net for a reservation.

Comment by Mark Sweetland on April 2, 2014 at 3:39am

I heard there were going to be some workshops on seed starting, egg dying for Easter, and more. What's up with that?

Comment by John Boutet on March 22, 2014 at 4:47pm

Would you like to turn an empty lot into a productive flower or vegetable garden? Check out Garden Permit 2014

 
 
 

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