What would you do with one thousand packets of seeds? What could be grown? How many people could benefit? Those are the questions HarvestShare hopes to answer by next fall. In the winter of 2020, the Montgomery County Master Gardeners (MCMG) received this huge donation of seeds from Renee’s Seeds, a west coast seed company that also produces the Cornucopia brand. The intent was to redistribute these seeds to gardeners stopping by MCMG plant clinics, visiting urban gardening tables or enrolled in Grow It Eat It programs. Like much else in the Spring of 2020, all face-to-face-programs were shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic and continue to be suspended at this time, which is why they ended up with HarvestShare. These seeds need gardens to call home as they have a sell by date of Dec 2020. Do you have a community, school, neighborhood, or backyard garden that could benefit from some seeds? We have vegetables from beets to zucchini, herbs from basil to thyme, and a huge number of annual and perennial flowers. How can you get some seeds? Register as a volunteer seed starter, produce donor, or community garden on the website and we’ll contact you. We only ask that you contribute something back to support our mission to reduce food insecurity in Montgomery County — and send us some pictures along the way. Happy growing!

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