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One Seed, One Community Cambridge 2021: New Year, New Seed!


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  • A basket with trowel, gardening glvoes and information about the Cascadia Pea
  • One Seed, One Community Cambridge logo

Beth and Tina, Preston | August 25, 2021

Upcoming Event

Join our Fresh Food Drive Extravaganza by donating fresh food (grown or purchased) at 1679 Blair Road on September 22, 2021 from 8:00am to 1:30pm.

Meet all the organizations that bring you One Seed, One Community, hear a special address by Bob Wildfong of Seeds of Diversity, and donate for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Living Outdoors Garden Store!

Alternative drop off times are Sept 1, Sept 8 and Sept 15 from 8:00am to 1:30pm.

Calling all gardeners! One Seed, One Community Cambridge, brought to you by four community organizations (Idea Exchange, rare Charitable Research Reserve, Seeds of Diversity, and Cambridge Self Help Food Bank), had such success last year that we are thrilled to offer another year of free seeds, community connections, and the experience of growing and sharing nutritious food.

The delicious ‘Cascadia’ pea has been selected as the seed for the 2021 planting season!

Everyone can participate in the shared experience of the full circle growing process – planting and caring for a plant, harvesting and preparing food, donating excess crop to our local Food Bank, and saving seeds to share and/or use in future growing seasons.

How does it work?

  1. Get seeds (for free!) by coming to Idea Exchange, Preston.
  2. Plant your seeds, water, and watch them grow.
  3. Harvest.
  4. Learn! Watch for OSOC related events throughout the year, and find resources by us and our partners at the OSOC Facebook page.
  5. Eat, save, and donate. Idea Exchange, Preston Seed Library and Cambridge Self Help Food Bank Seed Library would gratefully accept seed donations, and Cambridge Self Help Food Bank will also be thrilled to accept fresh harvested peas.

*If you post a photo on the OSOC Facebook page of you donating fresh produce to the Food Bank, you will be entered in a draw to win a $50 gift certificate from a local gardening store!

Share the news and we can grow community together!

For more information about our community partners for this initiative, feel free to browse their websites:

rare Charitable Research Reserve

Seeds of Diversity

Cambridge Self Help Food Bank

Did you know that you can get other seeds from Idea Exchange for your garden? You can! Four years ago, we launched our Idea Exchange, Preston Seed Library. Just call Idea Exchange, Preston to request seeds. You can also pick up a seasonal selected Seed Kit at any of our locations from February through August while supplies last.