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WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Posted by marbles_n_the_garden SE MA Coast Z7 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 13, 08 at 10:50

Hello,
I am looking for some people to whom I can give vegetable seeds. I want folks who may be struggling due to the economy, loss, or other issue that may prevent them from getting the food seeds they need this year.

I am starting a new project (very early stages right now), that will provide seeds to people in need. Someone was chided or banned here recently for requesting seed without having something to offer in return. I do not ask for something in return here, but I am offering.

I still have a couple of personal trades to get out this week, and then I will be out of state next weekend (Easter). Please post & e-mail me directly at Robin282mt@verizon.net (I will have access to a computer).

If you are not in need of seed, please think of those around you. Do you have a single-mom neighbor who gardens? Maybe your sibling knows someone who is struggling.

PLEASE, I do not wish to run a free-for-all. This is for folks who cannot afford to buy their seeds, or who have had a loss of some sort. Also, I do not mind groups who are doing something similar (say, in Appalachia for example).

I am offering a variety of garden vegetable seeds, some fruit seed, herbs, and a few flowers for cheer.

If anyone would like to contribute to this effort, I am open to that, but it is not necessary to do that--even if you petition for someone. I am mainly looking for food seeds. We all have extras that we would like to see someone use.

For now, the care package will contain squashes, lettuce, tomatoes, peas, beans, and a few others. If you decide to send a contribution, please send information covering what would be on a seed packet. Although GW members rarely do this because most GW folks are fairly well-versed in such info, the people we give to may not.

This is not an attempt by me to get seed from anyone. No one has to send a thing, and I still will want to send seeds out. I have pounds of sunflower & popcorn & bean seeds, and I know times are getting tough. Having been at the bottom financially at one time myself, I wish to help those who are there now.

I would also be willing to send things "in trade" of seeds I have a lot of to people who donate.

Thanks, and lets help some people!
Robin

Here is a link that might be useful: My Trade Page


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Are you under the impression that individuals "in need" can produce vegetables at a cheaper price than Del Monte can put them on the grocery shelf? 'Taint so. Just a popular liberal notion.


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Have you seen the price of fresh tomatoes and other produce? Thanks Robin! Keep up the good work!!


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Well, the way I see it, people in need may already have nutritional issues from eating "the cheap stuff" such as canned and so forth. The nutrition in your own fresh produce is beyond compare. Also, gardening is good for the soul. Moreover, free seeds are cheaper than canned stuff.

I am not saying to start people from scratch with these seeds necessarily; I am saying that maybe people cannot afford their seeds and maybe they already have a garden plot. Seeds have gotten more expensive--a lot in the last couple of seasons. I have been shocked to buy a pack of sunflowers to find less than a dozen seeds in it.

If I could be philanthropic with cash and stock people's shelves, I would; I cannot however. What I CAN do is offer seed.
Robin


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin
I just told my hubby that he is going to have to dig a veggie area in our yard, as we cannot afford to keep paying our bills and feed the kids the right foods..

I think this is an AWESOME idea...I know soo many people having trouble right now ! Kudos to you for wanting to help someone...we should ALL want to help each other in some way...

I am in Rhode Island ..not too far from you..and I know there is a real need for people to find a way to cut costs..I will put the word out about what you are doing...

It is wonderful that you are making a difference, one seed at a time !!


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YES, you can grow your own food for less than Del Monte!! For under $20 I bought a shovel and enough seeds to put plenty of food on the table. That same $20 would not go very far at the grocery store with the price of a 14 ounce can of tomatoes at over $1 each. For a couple of pennies I can plant enough tomatoes to feed my family and have plenty to give away as well. Can you say zucchini??? A couple plants and your friends and neighbors will run when they see you coming LOL.

You are very generous for doing this and I hope I can help out with the little I have to offer. I also sent you an email personally because I do know others in need. Thank you very much, Kim


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What a great idea Robin, the reason I have a garden is for the fresh veggies and the only thing we put on it is seven dust. You don't know what the produce has been through in the stores, I am tired of paying $3.49 a lb for tomatoes that have no taste and have a waxy skin let alone all of the other veggies. Planting is good for the soul, and think of the kids & the experience they will get planting a seed and watching it grow. We share our veggies with the neighbors, hairdresser, and we send loads with my daughter to her work and all of them appreciate the fresh veggies!
Good luck with your idea, I'm sure it will be appreciated.


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

You Go Girl!!


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin,
Ok, I'm going to say to you what other's have said to me, "Thank you for doing God's work"
Kathy


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin i think its a great idea!! and YES you can, IF people CAN get off their butts to do it!! excuse me for being so rude aobut it but, one of the reasons i do this is because of the fact of the cheapness, and all the ecoli last year, and i know whats in my babies foods!! i think you are awesome robin!! let me get my trades out and i will love to send you some stuff to help out!! i have alot of okra that i harvested from last year. i will not use. i've already planted what i'm going to use.


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yep, im struggling..gas prices r killin me..i drive 82 miles back and to work every day in a 4 door sedan..id love to have a veggie and fruit garden with green beans, crowders, onions, okra, turnips, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, cabbage...i dont know what else will grow here as thats all i remember my dad ever planting when he was alive. and when my mom was alive she used to can and preserve and freeze and wrap winter squash and mellons in newspaper and put them outback in the storage building for winter use..and they saved a ton of money..and so can anyone else who plants their own garden..plant extra because rabbits and gophers and bettles will get some..but my parents always had plenty to put up and share..my dad used to make rounds to all our neighbors and the old women were always very happy to see him coming. I have several nighbors in a bad way and Id like to share with them..they have kids too..I have 3 here with me. Del MOnte will never be cheaper or better than home grown..what kind of person doesnt know that?


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

DelMonte may be able to make it cheaper but look at the sodium content in canned vegetables - way too high for good health and esp. for those who suffer from high blood pressure.

Good idea Robin.


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Robin,this is a marvelous idea! I came to Garden Web this year for a very similar reason. I had to move suddenly from my home and leave everything that was non-essential at the time behind. That included all my harvested seed and gardening supplies. Some very kind souls sent me veggies so that even if for a little while longer I had to pay grocery store prices for my children's veggies (all five are ADHD and the dyes, sugars and preservatives are things they can't have) at least I could look forward to some relief once summer gets here and they aren't eating at school. I now have plenty to plant and eat and share and can/freeze for this next winter. Along with lots of lovely flowers and vines. Between food with no public assistance and gas, it's rough. Especially for a large family like I have. Being able to grow our own is MUCH more economical than buying at the store, especially when I know that not only are all of the above mentioned in them, but they've also been exposed to lots of pesticides! I can most certainly plant and harvest for a lot cheaper! Especially with the GW folks trading with me for things I don't have to feed my kids.

I recently packaged up a LOT (over 300 packets, they called and told me) of various veggies for a local charity that helps people with groceries here (they helped the kids and I a time or two before we started getting back on our feet) they were delighted to get the seeds because it empowers people. It makes them not feel so hopeless, or alone or that they have no choice but to rely on others to take care of their families. All those veggie seed packets (with growing and care instructions on each packet) were gone within a couple days.

Robin, thank you for being a Garden ANGEL. I'll be sending you a packet to contribute in the next week or so.

Kathy


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Wow! I am so moved by all this support! I have been wanting to do something for a while now, and this is perfect.

I will take whatever donations people wish to send. E-mail me for my address directly at Robin282mt@verizon.net.

I already have a few recipients lined up!
Thanks so much!
Robin


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Robin,

Have you contacted Trudi in NY that does the WinterSowing? She might have suggestions.

I'm getting ready to plant heirloom tomatoes and plan to save seeds from the many varieties. Send your address and I will be happy to send seeds for your project.

Peggy


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and del monte i don't think can package it cheaper, if ya figure in all the costs, PLUS all the factors of the nutritional loss!! my goodness the food is kinda worthless. imo. it just fills your tummy and thats, well i was gonna say it but as our friend up there pointed out, can give my and others who have high blood pressure problems. but if you figure in gas to get to the store and back (not counting waiting at the stop sign and the irritating person talking on the cell so they're taking forever to go) and the lines, hey i'm all for the fresh gardening, not to mention, and yes i had to say it! the gross out factor,,,, as tabor says, what about the unkowns that happens to our foods?? i always think the worst, what if some lazy kid they hired got ticked and took a leak on the head of lettuce i just happened to buy?? or a dog?? and they didn't get it washed?? and i didn't get it washed enough?? ewww ewww and double ewwww!! that's why i grow some of my stuff and this year, oh my i plan to learn to can!! LOL


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I would love some seeds if you have enough to share. I personally dont have alot of money but, My mom and motherinlaw along with many others struggle evn worse than me and I enjoy planting a plot of give away veggies and flowers. I applaud your efforts and intend to try to preserve many of my seeds this year for the next years garden. Its cheaper and healthier to Grow yourself.


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Wow! GW are so wonderful!

I have some people to send seeds to, and I have some donations! This is something I will be doing all the time, and eventually I will be set up with a blog on it to let folks know how their donations are helping.
Thanks!
Robin


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin..

Have you seen Oprahs give big show...this is the types of things she is wanting to inspire in others..two thumbs up for being willing to help others !!


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Robin
I think what you are doing is great. We have an acrea lot in the city and plant a lot of veggies to give to our elder neighbors that are not able to garden. One of the gentlemen brings me horse manure in return for veggies. I don't have any extra seeds to send you this year since we are expanding our garden to help others in our neighborhood but I salute you in what you are doing.
Barb


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Hi Robin,
I would like to send ya some seeds, everyone here at GW has been so good to send me seeds, This is my first year WSing & I have jugs everywhere!!!! some are starting to sprout ") WAA---HOOOO!! I have been sharing with family members, & I would love to give back to others. Nothing tastes as good as a freshed pick veggie or fruit right out of the garden, not to mention the joy of watching it grow. Sending ya an e-mail.
Thanks for all your doing,
Jan ")


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Thanks to each of you for your kind words and offers of support. I am sending out the first round of care packages today!
Robin

I have not seen an Oprah show in years. I am glad for the good she does, and she does a lot!


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Robin, you really are kind. I am retired and looking for some seeds to sow to supplement, as SSecurity did not keep up with the spiraling economy. Any Herbs, tomato, lettus, carrots, sweet potatoes. Can't think of anymore, but will pass along this gift of seeds to others next year. Shirley


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Hi ShirleyC,
Please e-mail your info to:
Robin282mt@verizon.net
Thanks,
Robin


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folks in need of food seed- information

Hi,
I am happy to receive private e-mails for this project. No one is required to put personal information here. Some do not mind, but for those who do not wish to post their hardship story, just e-mail me privately.

E_Mail me at Robin282mt@verizon.net

Please put "Need for Seed" in the subject line.

PLEASE**** tell me how many people this is for! I would hate to send a family of 5 or 6 seeds for an individual's garden.

Let me know if you are donating or would like to be a recipient.

Although I do not know what seeds I have available at any given time, please give me information such as NO turnips or whatever. Some people just don't like some vegetables, and it would be better to save those for someone else.

If you are crazy about something not as common, say okra, please note that too. I do not mind someone saying green beans are a favorite that info will help me, and I can give more beans to that person.

I cannot fill orders as I am not a seed company. I will be saving as much as I can from my plants each year to supply this project. I will of course be growing my favorites, but I may get something you like from someone else.

Right now, I am paying for postage myself, but if this project gets huge (as I hope it does), I will not be able to front the postage and will attempt to sell my extra plants to cover it. If the project becomes really huge, I will go for non-profit status. If anyone has any suggestions for me on this please e-mail me.

A little personal information for my motivation. I was a single mom ( I preferred to say "Independent Parent") for 12 years. It was tough, but I survived and climbed out of the hole by myself. There were times that I wondered if I would have lights, phone, or food. I did everything I could to make ends meet. I couldn't leave my babies, so I landscaped and took them with me. I also baked homemade bread and sold it. Doing things to help myself allowed me to keep my dignity. At the same time, I needed help too. So, I wish to give a little help and let people keep their dignity.

That said, any hardship qualifies a person to receive these seeds. A fixed income such as Social Security, single moms on aid, working people who cannot cover everything because gasoline has eaten up their food budget, fire victims, people from impoverished areas with little outside work available, people who are temporarily out of work (more time to garden!), people who do not have a hardship who would like to help other who are by requesting seed to give to the person or by growing the veggies and giving the produce to neighbors in need. Believe me, I understand hardship, and I know I have not even scratched the surface of what types of hardships people have. Just let me know in the e-mail briefly why you ask for the help. When I go for non-profit status, I believe I will need to document some of this. You do not have to share every detail--"unemployed" will do; it is up to you what you share.

I am grateful to all of you who have pledged to donate. We all appreciate your generosity.

I am also grateful to those who have made requests; this has provided us the opportunity to help, and give back.

With the seed I send, it may not be this year's seed. However, tomato seeds are viable for 5 years or more, so they would still sprout. If I think something has lost 20% or so of it's viability, I will add extra seed to make sure folks get enough to eat.

Once this project gets going, I will have mostly "this year's" seed.

My main reason for this is food. I want people to be able to eat fresh, nutritious produce and feel the satisfaction of providing for themselves. All "care packages" will include a variety of vegetables to give someone a seasons worth of food. IMPORTANT!: Be sure to remember to inform me how many people you will be feeding. I am currently lining up a "care package" for a shelter that will require much more seed.

I will try to add herbs as well to the care packages. My herb garden is just starting, so I cannot guarantee this right now. In the future, I will add herbs to every care package.

If there are flower seeds available, I will throw those in for cheer. Nobody needs cheer more than someone in a hardship situation.

I am propositioning seed companies too. Frankly, I do not believe this will work until I have my non-profit status, but... I am requesting last year's seed from seed companies. I spoke with one already that says they burn all their old seed because they cannot sell it. I said to them that donating is not selling, how about that? They liked the idea, so I have to write something up. I still think the non-profit status will be the key to open those doors. Then the companies can write it off as a charitable donation. Anyone who knows the ins and outs of this, please e-mail.

Finally, after all this blabbering, I will list my requirements for the request e-mail below. This will save time, and help to keep me more organized. I have a head injury, and if I am getting dozens of e-mails and 2 people are named Beth, or something, I will get confused. This is my private e-mail, and there will be no sharing of info in any way. When I go for non-profit (unless the govt. makes it harder for me to share with people, then I won't), I may need info on the hardships situations of people who receive seed. In this case, I will still protect the uidentity of the person, but will request (beforehand) if I can use your story without your name. I do believe that is a long way off yet.

For the folks who donate, I would like to start a "Garden Angel" reward within the program. Right now, this is strictly in the idea phase. I will either make out certificates, or possibly have little gifts or something like that. I will happy to receive ideas in this area too. I have a website, so I will be adding pages there for this project. That way, people can see where their help is going. I would also love people to post stories and such their. Maybe someone has a community garden where they give the produce to those in need; they could post about that.

OK, enough. I think that covers everything. If anyone has a question, please e-mail me!
Thanks & Blessing to all of you!

1. E-Mail me at Robin282mt@verison.net
2. Subject lie should read "Need for Seed"
3. Inform whether you are donating or requesting.
4. If donating, I will send my address right out.
5. Donations should be sent to Need for Seed c/o me etc.
6. If receiving, how many people is the request for?
7. Recipients: list likes and dislikes as a guide
8. All should include any pertinent information possible
a. Gardenweb name & page
b. E-mail addresses, info on e-mail filters so that I
can e-mail you back.
b. YOUR ADDRESS: in the first e-mail please, this will
help me keep things straight. If I have a few people with the same name, I can make out the bubble mailers right away, and have the "likes & dislike" on a paper inside. Then I won't have to keep going through the e-mails to check. I do this because my short-term memory is not that good.

Keep in mind that most people have a name, a different name on their e-mail, and yet another for GW, all different! Please let me know this so I can keep it straight.

A thousand thank you-s to all!
Robin

Here is a link that might be useful: My Trade Page


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin, Just wanted you to know how much you inspired me to help others. I enlisted my nephew's cub scout group to make small Square Foot planter boxes to give to 4 families in need. One family is a girl from work whose husband up and left her and her 2 1/2 year old daughter and the other 3 will go to a group called Focus Hope. Focus Hope feeds children between the ages of 0-5. We are taking applications/referrals for those 3 boxes to make sure the parent is willing to help/learn how to grow some of their own food.

The boxes measure just 2'x6' or 12 sq ft but will hold enough food for the kids to at least get a few fresh veggies a week. The boys and I are making up packages and instructions to go with the boxes which will be delivered and set up in early May by the boys. We had a dad offer to pick up and deliver compost for each of the boxes.

We plan on having the kids plant food they normally see, usually only in cans. They will get 6 corn seeds, 8 bean seeds of 2 different colors, homemade seed tape/paper containing some radishes and lettuce (made by the boys), 4 pea plants (started yesterday), a tomato cherry plant (I will start), and either a broccoli, sweet pepper, (both sprouted today) or zucchini plant. They will also get a couple flower plants since I have some mixed zinnia seeds.

I put word out today at work to save returnable bottles and I hope to turn those in to buy a trowel, 3 prong rake and watering can for the kids as well from the Dollar Store.

In addition, you are helping my daughter & husband, son, wife & 3 year old granddaughter and myself & husband. I in turn plan on sharing anything I have extra in my own garden with Focus Hope, even if only a few fresh beans a week for the kids to try.

So there you know that at least 7 families are to benefit from your generous offer. It may only be a small start but you may have started a revolution! Thanks!!! Kim


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need 4 seed first round

I am posting the initials and zip codes of where the first-round care packages are going. If you do not see your info there and you made a request, please do not hesitate to e-mail me again. As stated previously, my short-term memory gives me difficulty, so reminders are fine with me!

SS 68814
DO 96021
KH 48088
MA 30117
MM 44444

I did hear from someone in need, but I did not receive an address.

Kim,
Thanks for your post, I am glad you are doing something too!

Thanks to all for the support!
Robin


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Delmonte cannot and does not make it cheaper. And certainly not better--or even as good.

There was a time when my babies were small that the only reason we were able to eat was that our landlord allowed us to dig up and plant the back yard to a vegetable garden. We bought the tomato and pepper plants, and seeds for everything else with our last 10 bucks. We used a borrowed tiller to break the soil, and I used a hoe to shape the rows--and I was 6 months pregnant with our third child. The Lord blessed that effort, and we never ate better--either before or since--than we did out of that little backyard garden. Not only did we have everything we needed, but we were able to share freely with neighbors, and I put away lots of frozen and canned produce that kept us well after we moved away from that spot.

The REAL myth is that one cannot garden and profit from it economically. Especially in these days of skyrocketting food prices. The truth is that home gardening and seed saving may very well be the skills that will enable many of us to survive.

Heirloomkeeper


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Hi Kathy - This is a wonderful thing you are doing and I would be honored to send you some seeds to help out. Please email me your address.

Em


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Thank you for doing this for so many that are geting back on there feet...I have bin doing a lot of reading on greenhouse so I can grow food all year.


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Hello!
I will be going out of state today and will be on the road many hours. I will return Sunday. I should be able to answer e-mails, but I will not be able to pack seeds until I get home. Keep responding! Just know I will not be mailing again until the beginning of next week.
Thanks!
Robin


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Robin

This was a great idea on your part! :) Freshly grown beats store bought any day! I'd much rather buy at the local Farmer's Market than any grocery store. Keep up the good work! :)

Mike


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You are an inspiration!

I'm sending you an e-mail and when I get an address for you, expect some commercial seeds. I'll try to get seeds popular with kids.

If you have not already done so, you may want to post this message or a link at the following GW forums. I suspect you will find many generous doners at these sites. There may be a few families in need there as well.

Accessible Gardening
Edible Landscape
Potager Gardens
Vegetable Gardening
Square Foot Gardening

I hope your nonprofit status comes easily.

Squirrel Girl


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin,

I've sent you an email.

Thank you SOOO much!! What a blessing!!!


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Robin,

You have a heart as big as Texas! Maybe even larger. I believe you are providing a most useful service that has become so very necessary. Like others here, I wish to commend you for all the good you are doing for others.

I believe your idea will spread through many communities to help people you are not able to reach. I for one know that you have made me much more aware that we can all help others in some way even when we have little ourselves.

I will send you a private e-mail with both a need and a seed.
God bless you richly.
Tinymite


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Robin,I`m sending you an email. Robin


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Bump! I think it's a great thing your doing!

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Setting up a Need4Seed place

I have set up a group for my project, but it was rejected for spam.

This group will help me stay organized.

Please feel free to join by contacting me.
Robin


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Mailing...

For those of you receiving seed. I was away for a few days, and I was waiting for a donation so that I could put a wider variety into the care packages. I delayed shipment to do that. Well, it is done, and I will be mailing tomorrow.
Here is the list of what is going out (initials & zip code):
SS 68814
DO 96021
KH 48088
MA 30117
MM 44444
WB 08527
ML 31562
WW 30157

Robin


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Anyone else know of anyone else who needs seed?


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Yes. Thanks for asking! There's a newbie in the round robin sponsor-a-newbie thread who posted recently, stating he wants food seed.

RE: UPDATE: sponsor a newbie
* Posted by michael67 6/NE OK (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 20, 08 at 0:42

NEWBIE here looking for a sponsor. Looking for seeds of edibles suited for zone 6 (NE Oklahoma) to help feed my large family. We live on 5 acres where I've tilled a good sized plot for a garden. I bought some seeds tonight and will update my Member Page soon. Thank you!

Here is a link that might be useful: TheClays.com

Feel free to email him and discuss donating to his project.

I am sending some of my extra food seeds to him too, once I get his address! (Emailed him yesterday, currently awaiting his reply.)

Thanks.


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Thanks for the info GroveSpirit!


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Seed Contributor -Thank You!

When working on-line I have discovered that several identities are involved for 1 person: the e-mail name, screen name, e-mail account name, and the real name.

Please include as much info as possible when you send seed so that a proper "Thank You!" can be conveyed.

Thanks to the following Garden Angels!:
TC 03242
R&J D 66739

Your contributions have been added to the outgoing care packages!
Many Thanks!
Robin


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Anyone else?

I know times are tough, please let Need4Seed help. Do you have an older neighbor who gardens but cannot afford seeds right now? Perhaps someone has many children, and gasoline has eaten up their budget.

The seeds do not have to be specifically for you as long as they go to someone who cannot acquire their own just now.

Please e-mail me to receive, donate, or join Need4Seed.
Thanks,
Robin


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Hi Robin

Just had to send my thanks to you and to let you know the seeds I received are very much appreciated. Now if the weather would just turn nice !!!!!! Many blessings to you.

Thankyou
Mary


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You're welcome, Mary!
Robin & Donors


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Anyone else?


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Mailing!!

ROUND 2 MAILED OUT

Initials and zipcodes fro Care Packages mailed out today:
NJK 29485
DG 07002
KLL 12529
LH 57735
DG 62674
BS 83629
M+JS 36005
B+JW64055
TW 17057
ML 31562


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Thanks so much, and on Friday I will be mailing in the donations and envelopes :)
Leslie


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Robin, you are so very sweet and God sees your heart, all blessings come back to you, you will see.. and lots of times not the way or in the form we could even envision. God bless you,, Beth:)


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Thank you so much. I appreciate all the folks sending seed & receiving seed.
Robin


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Anyone else?
Know of anyone else?


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Round 3 mailed out!
The following people (by initials and zip code) have had their care packages sent:
CB 15001
JR 52101
BS 48146
KL 72542
TB 06360
CY 48629
CH 48041

Look for your seeds to arrive soon!
Robin et al


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Any others?


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin, please send me your address...I have some things for your daughter. Kim


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Hi Robin,
I received my seeds today for my friends.
I just wanted to thank you on here as well.
I also posted on the Yahoo page.
You have a big heart!
Christie


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin,

Just wanted to thank you for the seeds to share with others in the community. We are working on a community improvement that includes adding flowers to areas around town and also to work with some of the families in town to help them learn how to tend to gardens and raise food for their families. We have just started with this project so just another thing for me to work on. So will be on the search for more seeds for the families and also will do some work with the high school in doing classes with families.

Stacie


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

On Saturday, I shipped out to:
CT 43065
SD 14057

by initials & zip code


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin,
What a beautiful idea, and how unselfish of you to donate so much time and effort to such a worthy cause! I do not have a garden right now but would like to simply buy some commercial seeds to donate. I too was a single mom for 4 years and know how hard it can be to give a child truly healthy meals on a budget.
I remember growing up in the country where my family borrowed a little plot from our neighbor to grow our own vegetables. Wish I had been old enough to remember more of the how-to part, lol! But I do remember pulling weeds, picking eyes off of potatoes stored in the cellar, walking between the rows of corn, and watching the watermelons get fat ;-) It just dawned on me that maybe that's why I've always loved veges, even as a kid - because I started with the freshest produce, and had the intimate experience of helping them grow myself! I hope I'll be able to give my son the same experience soon. In the meantime, as I will be purchasing the seed anyway, please send me an email and let me know if you have any specific requests.
Angela / mamma2max


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Slightly Behind--Update

Hi,
I am about a week behind in getting my mailing out. Major family issues has caused the delay. I will be mailing care packages out this Monday. If anyone is unsure if I have received their message, please e-mail me at Robin282mt@verizon.net. I do not mind a reminder at all.
Thanks,
Robin


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Round 5 Going Out

I am mailing Round 5 of the care packages later today, or in the morning.

The following people are receiving:
AB 044433
BS 36279
TA 72315
EC 05735


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

I really hope that you may have more seeds to give away. I injured my knee in early 2007, and I have been unable to work sense then. My wife has been the sole provider for us, but we are just barely scraping by. If you have any seeds left my family would truly be grateful. Thank you for your time....Mike


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RE: Mike Please Respond

Hi Mike,
I looked for your e-mail on your page, but could not find it. Please e-mail me at Robin282mt@verizon.net and put Need 4 Seed in the subject line.
Thanks,
Robin


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Care Packages

I am still receiving donations, and shipping care packages.

Please help older folks in your neighborhood who might not be on-line. I am sure the soaring price of food and gas is affecting their inflexible budgets terribly.

Know a large family who gardens?

I am ready to send more care packages out.

Robin


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Round 6 Has Gone Out

The following have gone out:
CH 81321
MS 13619
IG 96789


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

I was going to offer some SASBEs of Herb and Veg seed, but I'll send them to you instead... I love what you're doing! If I had any extra money I'd donate for stamps... when I get to a more financially stable point I will. But for now I know I have some seed I can send. I'll email you when I am able to send them. Thank you for what you are doing!

Kim


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Robin I emailed you, you are truly an angel!


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

I am saving seed for my garden now in preparation for mailing our care packages for the next season.

If anyone has vegetable, herb, fruit, & edible flower seeds they wish to donate, please contact me.

You are also more than welcome to visit the Need4Seed yahoo site to see what all this is about.

Thanks,
Robin


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

In the grocery store I saw one cucumber for 1.00 I about fell over !!!!


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

Yes, food has become a crazy commodity too. Not long ago--3 or 4 years--I could get pasta 3 for $1 on sale. Now $1 a box is considered a sale price! Only last year, 2 for $1 wasn't hard to find.

I did see this coming over the past few years. I want to help people who find themselves having to choose between food and gas to get to work, or food and medicine, or food and anything.

Not only does growing one's own food help the budget, it helps the soul. People feel good about growing their own; it provides a sense of independence.

We all hear about "locally grown" being better, well how about the backyard--can't get anymore local than that!

Things are tough right now for many. However, even when times aren't so tough in general, someone is struggling.

I am not wealthy, but this is dear to my heart, and it is what I can do. I have others helping too, and a nice community is developing.

Please join us if you have need or something to offer.

Once again, I state that I am willing to trade what I have in order to comply with this forum being for trades.
Thanks,
Robin


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RE: WANTED: To find folks in need of food seed

I am in need of some seeds, if you are still doing this, I am a single mom with a handicapped child. My son loves to garden, so far all we have gotten is flower seeds, but he is amused with how they grow... I am very sure he will love watching fruit and veggies grow... Money is very tight, I cannot work with him being severely handicapped, I have to be on call 24/7... Thanks in advance,
Dannette & Jordan

Dannette Rousseau
540 DE Brown Road
Brandenburg, KY 40108


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