Do you or your local community service group have a garden project?
Do you raise fresh vegetables for your local Oregon Food Pantry? Do you administer an Oregon 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 2018 Update:
We have a good supply of seed packets available this year,
thanks to Lake Valley Seeds' very generous donation.
All assortments are just Veggies and Herbs (no Beans this time; very few Organics).
For the seventh 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.
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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 Regional Rate will be used, as the Post Office supplies the boxes at no additional cost.
If your organization is not located in Oregon, please contact us before ordering assortments. We will need to know the name of your organization, and how it serves your community, and/or the URL of your website. Our first priority is to serve the Granges and Community Gardens of Oregon. In any given year, we may or may not have excess seed packets to send out-of-state. Any orders received from out-of-state without prior communication will be held for more information, and will almost certainly require additional funds to cover the cost of shipping to more distant destinations.