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EcoCorps makes impact in Manistee National Forest 

Manistee News Advocate, October 9, 2020

Natural areas in Manistee County are now more accessible than ever, thanks to SEEDS EcoCorps

Tiny Traverse City Farm Provides Food and Education for All

9&10 News, September 8, 2020

The Poesis Farm at the SEEDS Community Garden provides fresh food and an opportunity to gain farming skills. 

For the Community, By the Community Podcast - SEEDS

9&10 News, September 4, 2020

9&10 News' Courtney Hunter interviews SEEDS Executive Director Sarna Salzman. Listen to the podcast here

Learning with Doodle Stones

Learning to Give, September 2020

Marion Elementary SEEDS students rocked another project. Watch the video here!

SEEDS Students Learning about Water Testing

Learning to Give, August 2020

Marion Elementary SEEDS students learn about water testing from Ms. Erin Guesno. Watch the video here!

Kudos - Letter to the Editor 

Northern Express, July 27, 2020

SEEDS manages superb paradign shift at farmers market during a very difficult time.

College Students Help Install Irrigation System in Community Garden 

9&10 News, July 11, 2020

Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State Univeristy students got hand-ons oppurtunities at the SEEDS Community Garden. 

Marion SEEDS Program Offering Activity Boxes During the Pandemic 

Cadillac News, July 8, 2020

SEEDS After School is working hard at keeping young minds engaged over the summer 

Little Fleet, Loma Farm Owners Partner to Open Farm Club 

The Ticker, July 4, 2020

SEEDS has partnered with Farm Club to build a boardwalk off the TART trail 

Nonprofits Team Up to Build Parklets on Front Street 

9&10 News, July 2, 2020

More updates are popping up on Front Street! 

Father Fred Foundation partners with SEEDS for 'Seeds of Love Giving Garden'

9&10 News, July 1, 2020

The Father Fred Foundation  has partnered with SEEDS to create a community garden to provide fresh produce to those in need. See the video here

Virtual Veggies: Farmers Markets Opens, Offers Online Options

Traverse City Record Eagle, May 16, 2020

The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market has moved virtual for ordering. 

Virtual Famers Market Sees Overwhelming Results

The Ticker, May 6, 2020

The Traverse City Downtown Development Authority and Taste the Local Difference partnered with SEEDS to launch of the virtual Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market

School is Out for the Year - Now What?

Traverse City Record Eagle, April 16, 2020

Sarna Salzman the Excutive Director of SEEDS, explains how SEEDS is continuing to provide daily academic and cultural enrichment for it's 11 rural sites.

SEEDS Rebrands Youth Corps Program to EcoCorps

The Ticker, March 4, 2020

SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers announced it is rebranding its Youth Conservation Corps program to SEEDS EcoCorps, reflecting an expanded focus that welcomes participants of all ages into the career exploration program.

SEEDS Ecology and Education Centers Celebrate 20 Years

The Review, February 27, 2020

SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers unveils   their 20-year report and announces the new name of the Youth Conservation Corps. 

Reaching Its Capacity, Cherry Capital Airport Eyes Expansion

The Ticker, February 3, 2020

The first phase of the study about the future needs of the airport was an open house facilitated by SEEDS, when attendees were asked to weigh-in on everything from airport processes to recycling on-site to potential building materials.

Big Year Ahead at Historic Barns Park

The Ticker, January 4, 2020

The 56-acre Historic Barns Park at the Grand Traverse Commons consists of three nonprofit organizations: the Botanic Garden, the TC Community Garden, and SEEDS.


Gold Certification for Traverse City

Traverse City Record Eagle, November 27, 2019

The City of Traverse City was awarded Gold Certification for its sustainability projects as part of the 2019 Michigan Green Communities Challenge.

Talking Trash: Composting

9&10 News, November 5, 2019

Sarna Salzman with SEEDS, a nonprofit specializing in after school programs for ecology and conservation, breaks down the basics of composting for families.

SEEDS After School Programs Expands to Fife Lake Elementary

9&10 News, October 16, 2019

SEEDS has offered an after school program at Fife Lake Middle School for years, now they’re taking the program over to the elementary school.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Celebrates Opening of New Trail

MLive, October 7, 2019

SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps is part of rare new trail construction at Sleeping Bear.

Walking trail installed in Weldon Township park 

Manistee News Advocate, October 1, 2019

SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps construct a new trail along the Scenic Betsie River.

Taking Root

Kalkaska Review, September 19, 2019

SEEDS After School renewed and expanding in Kalkaska and Forest Area Schools

SEEDS Loves Benzie County!

Families First Magazine, August/September Issue, 2019

SEEDS After School and the SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps programs are blooming in Benzie County.

New After School Programming Coming to Marion Elementary

Cadillac News, July 10, 2019

Quality After School and Summer Programming expanded to Marion Elementary.

After School Programs Expanded

The Benzie County Record Patriot, July 1, 2019

Local nonprofit SEEDS received 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants to renew current sites and add more for Fall 2019.

SEEDS After School Field Day

Traverse City Record Eagle, June 28, 2019

Teams competed in a water relay race used to demonstrate energy transfer during the SEEDS After School Field Day at the Historic Barns Park in Traverse City.

SEEDS Annual Field Day at Historic Barns Park

9&10 News, June 26, 2019

More than 100 students learned through play at Historic Barns Park. Video

Green Team Seeks to Get Plant Life Growing at Hospital 

The Benzie County Record Patriot, June 25, 2019

High School Youth Conservation Corpsmembers help build planter boxes for patients.

Youth Conservation Corps Builds Planter Boxes for Horticulture Program

Traverse City Record Eagle, June 17, 2019

Program benefits Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital patients and staff.

Gardens at Historic Barn Park 

9 and 10 News, May 30, 2019

SEEDS is another nonprofit that uses a piece of the land to practice farming, energy education and more.

Meet Bubbles

The Antrim Review, May 16, 2019

Some classrooms get hamsters. Some classrooms get turtles. The classrooms at Rapid City Elementary got a sturgeon.

Up Close with a Sturgeon

Traverse City Record Eagle, May 2, 2019

The SEEDS After School program at Rapid City Elementary hosted a sturgeon in partnership with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. 

Community Foundations Awarded Grant to Support Combined Clean Energy Efforts in the Region

Harbor Light, February 13, 2019

This work focuses on building new and stronger relationships and partnerships, supporting greater community understanding and increased engagement with clean energy efforts.

City Overhauls Carnegie Building Lights as Part of 2020 Renewable Energy Goal 

The Ticker, February 1, 2019

Change in light fixtures could reduce energy usage by over 15,000 kilowatt hours a year.

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