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Garden Seed Program


Distributing Vegetable Seeds for Community Service Work

 

Do you or your local community service group have a garden project?

Assorted Vegetable Seed Packets available from local Granges in OregonDo you raise fresh vegetables for your local Food Pantry? Do you administer a Community Garden? Work with a 4-H group, or Youth Group Garden Program? Would you like to be able to give vegetable seeds to low-income families to grow their own vegetables? In what other ways could you or would you be able to put vegetable seeds to constructive use in community service?

Through a generous donation from a major distributor of garden seeds, Lake Valley Seeds of Boulder, Colorado, we are able to supply you with high-quality vegetable seeds of many varieties. We are very grateful for their generosity in addressing the issue of Hunger at the grass-roots level here in Oregon. Every local Grange in Oregon has, or will have, access to these donated vegetable seeds, and can distribute them in their local area as is needful.

One of the Grange's original mandates was to provide seeds, supplies and equipment to farmers at reasonable prices, at a time in our history when merchants wanted to sell to them at retail, and then buy their produce below wholesale. We in the Granges of Oregon find ourselves returning to our roots in being able to enable others in needful community service programs all across the state.

If you represent an Oregon Grange wanting to participate in seed distribution for community service, please contact us. We are compiling a list of participating Oregon Granges, and will eventually post it on this page. Plant some seeds; grow some local community benefits.

If you represent an Oregon Community Garden, or an Oregon Community Service Organization desiring vegetable seeds for your Garden Project, we want to be of service to you. This year, because we have access to more than the usual amount of garden seed packets, we are reaching out to as many Community Gardens as we can find. Seed assortments will be available as long as the supply lasts.

 February 2017 Update:

We have 2 to 3 times as many seed packets available as we usually do,

thanks to Lake Valley Seeds' very generous donation.


For the sixth year, we are using Regional Rate Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes. 

Our small assortments are the Regional Rate A boxes, a double assortment goes in a RR B box.

Scroll down the page to order On-Line.

 

Contact us about Seeds

We are making the seeds available in assortments of two sizes, Large and Small, Small being whatever fits into a Regional Rate "A" Box.  Double assortments fit in the Regional Rate "B" boxes; they're almost exactly twice the volume of an "A" box.  At the bottom of the page, you will find the costs and some other choices to make.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Assortments will be labeled as"Donated Seeds, Not for Resale" and "Distributed by the Grange." We are no longer furnishing "Your Grange" labels, as very few Granges took advantage of them, and they were volunteer labor-intensive. As the seeds are donated and out-of-date, they CANNOT BE RESOLD. They must be given away.

Seed packets will be available at no cost, except for the cost of shipping via the US Mail. Priority Mail will be used, as the Post Office supplies the boxes at no additional cost.


Shipping Costs

 

The cost for an assortment of seeds is to cover our shipping expenses. We don't have to buy boxes, as the Post Office supplies us with boxes for Priority Mail at no cost, delivered to our door. We are using a few packaging supplies: cardboard dividers, packing tape, and of course, the self-adhesive labels, including the shipping labels, and the ink to print them.

First, we are identifying the seeds as having been donated, and not for re-sale. This is important, because we are not in competition with the donor's retail dealers for their seed business.  

All assortments will be different. We have a lot of variety to choose from in making up assortments, but not all garden seeds may be appropriate for your garden or your micro-climate. Please pass on to others, the ones you can't use.

Assortments are shipped in Regional Rate Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes. The shipping costs are for shipments within Oregon. We intend to fill all orders from Oregon Granges and Oregon Community Gardens first; if we receive any requests from out-of-state Granges, we will consider them next, as our inventory permits. Out-of-state shipping costs will be higher.

Single Assortment

Double Assortment

 Regional Rate Box A: $7.00

Regional Rate Box B: $10.75

Approximately 200 to 250 packets

Approximately 400 to 450 packets

Average shipping weight 3 lbs., 8 oz.

Average shipping weight 6 lbs, 2 oz.

Contact us about Seeds


Ordering Seed Assortments

 

We are now accepting orders for Seed Assortments for 2017.

Seed Assortments will be shipped beginning the 1st or 2nd week in February.

If ordering by mail, send your request, accompanied by
your payment for shipping, to:

Winona Grange #271, PO Box 3484, Tualatin, OR 97062.

 

If ordering On-Line:

Single Assortments

Double Assortments


If you are ordering for an Oregon Grange, please make sure you tell us the name & charter # of your Grange!

Thank you for participating with us in this grass-roots effort to grow good things on many levels!