(At this time, we have reached our first round limit of 2,000 free seed packs to give out for spring 2019. We may be sending out more packs so please sign up to be added to our waiting list. We will send an email by April 1st to let everyone know if we will be sending out more packs.)
We’re so excited that you are going to grow food and share it with your community! This year we are focusing our efforts on helping people who would not otherwise be able to grow their own food and helping people to grow food for their first time. If you qualify to receive a free seed pack, please complete the form below and hit the ‘Submit Order’ button. In order to qualify you must match the following criteria:
-Not be able to otherwise afford or access seeds.
-Grow this food for others without access to healthy home-grown food. This could be as an individual or with an organization.
-Be a first time gardener.
-Commit to sharing some of your food with others.
We will be sending out 2,000 seed packs on a first to register basis. We intend to have all packs in the mail by mid-March. You will receive an email by March 1st to let you know if you will receive a pack.
In the meantime…
Join the Free Seed Project Facebook group to stay up to date and meet other gardeners. We’ve created this Facebook group as a resource to everyone who is taking part in the Free Seed Project. Here you can:
-Ask questions and get answers from experienced gardeners.
-Talk to other people starting gardens with Free Seed Project seeds and find out what’s working and not working from them.
-Post photos of you with your seed pack when you receive it, and updates of your garden as you create it and the food starts to grow.
Read our Free Seed Project Gardening Guide. Here at the Free Seed Project, we don’t want to just give out free seeds. We want to support you to be a successful gardener for yourself and your community. This guide is geared largely towards beginner and first-time gardeners because well, experienced gardeners don’t need our help as much! Our goal with this guide is to get you started successfully and get you past the parts you may be nervous about. We want to empower you and activate you into growing your own food and sharing it with your community.
Help the Free Seed Project and Get Involved
Send us photos! We’d love to share your story and inspire more people to grow their own food. Please post photos in the Free Seed Project Facebook group and send us photos. You can send photos of you with the seed pack when it arrives in the space you are going to garden, a before and after photo of the garden, and any other photos you’d like! You can send them to [email protected] Use #FreeSeedProject when you are posting online.
Share food with your community. Let’s create a culture of sharing our own home-grown food with each other. One of the most powerful ways to stand up against the big food corporations is to create a strong community of people who can produce their own food!
Save some seed. If you let one or two of each plant go to seed, then you can turn one seed we supplied you, into thousands! One kale plant can yield hundreds of seeds. We don’t provide enough seed for you to start a giant garden in the first year, but if you save seed you can increase the size of your garden each year, without spending any extra money or resources. Soon you could even take on the Free Seed Project role, and give out free seeds to everyone in your community!