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A plan for the future: EcoCorps particpates in Gun Lake survey

Huron Daily Tribune, August 19, 2021

SEEDS EcoCorps members worked with the Manistee Conservation Distract to complete the survey of Gun Lake.

SEEDS programs plants a love for gardening in Kalkaska, FA 

The Kalkaska Review, August 5, 2021

Gardening was a popular activity at summer camps hosted by SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers at Forest Area Middle School and Cherry Street Intermediate School .

A summer green thumb

Cadillac News, July 30, 2021

The lessons students learned at SEEDS summer camp program in Marion will be ones they can use for the rest of their lives.

Green collar career exploration program helps restore natural habitats

UpNorthLive, July 28, 2021

If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to do more to help your community, a non-profit offers a program where you can help restore and reinvest in natural habitats around northern Michigan. Watch the live interview here.

Manistee County joins 13 others in state trying to fix recycling problems

Manistee News Advocate, July 14, 2021

SEEDS partnerd with Manistee County to help  educate citzens about proper recycling. 

SEEDS helps Manistee Proud with Riverwalk cleanup 

Manistee News Advocate, July 9, 2021

SEEDS EcoCorps helps the Maintstee Proud volunteer group restore the Manistee Riverwalk to its former glory. 

Single trash bins produce waste, recyclables from the National Cherry Festival

Traverse City Record Eagle, July 9, 2021

SEEDS conducted their sixth waste audit for the National Cherry Festival. The study aims to calculate greenhouse gas emissions from different waste management scenarios. 

Environmental Apprenticeship Launches

Traverse City Business News, July, 2021

A first-of-its-kind environmental apprenticeship program in northern Michigan means “green-collar” training for local students and young professionals.

Local farmers market generates nearly $225,000 in online sales during pandemic

UpNorthLive,  June 30, 2021

"The online market has been a huge impact for the farmers because we're not just going in during the summer; we're doing it year-round," Sara Hardy Downtown Farmer's Market Manager Kyle Warner said. Watch the interview here.

SEEDS brings 'tasty education' to Mesick classrooms

Cadillac News, June 15, 2021

Good nutrition is the been the focus of lessons in the Mesick SEEDS After School program. 

SEEDS Landscape Apprenticeship Available

Record Eagle,  May 15, 2021

SEEDS EcoCorps  and Northwest Michigan Works have launches an apprenticeship program for landscape management technicians. 

Elementary Students get a Rare Opportunity to Learn Fencing  in Benzie County 

Interlochen Public Radio,  May 13, 2021

SEEDS After School Site Coordinator Julia Kline started a fecning club at Betsie Valley Elementary. Listen to the story here

SEEDS Launches Innovative Green-Collar Apprenticeship 

Manistee News Advocate,  May 12, 2021

SEEDS EcoCorps  has partnered with Northwest Michigan Works to launch an innovative green-collar apprenticeship for landscape management technicians. 

Northern Michigan Farmers Markets Open for the Season

9&10 News,  May 2, 2021

The Sara Hardy Downtown Famers Market opened back up for live Markets on May 1st. Check out the video here

Fish, watersheds focus of Marion Elementary event 

Cadillac News, April 24, 2021

SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers and Trout Unlimited partner for Marion Mill Pond event. 

SEEDS gets grant dollars to study composting future in northern Michigan

Traverse City Record Eagle, April 22, 2021

SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers received a $75,000 state grant through the Renew Michigan program to study composting in a 10 county region. 

Inside the DDA's Annual Report

The Ticker, March 26, 2021

Key highlights from the DDA's 2020 Annual Report, including  the SEEDS Sara Hardy Farmers Market. See the full report here

Partnership Spotlight: SEEDS

North Star, Volume 40, No. 1, January-March 2021

SEEDS EcoCorps worked the North Country Trail Association to improve the trail in both the Manistee National Forest and on private land.   

SEEDS Program Teaches Students at Forest Area Schools the Art of the Maple Syrup Trade

9&10 News, March 2, 2021

SEEDS students at Forest Area Schools are using math and science to create a tasty treat.  

From Seed Grant to Systems Change 

Rotary Charities, March 1, 2021

SEEDS Ecology and Educuation Centers, along with other organizations, tackle food and organic waste. 

GT Pulse: Local Seed Swap Tomorrow

9 & 10 News, February 26, 2021

Seeds from the Poesis Farm at Historic Barns Park are being put out in the community at a local seed swapping event.  

City Makes Progress Towards Hitting Green Goals

The Ticker, February 22, 2021

Traverse City sucuesfully achieved its goal in 2020 of using clean energy for all of its own metered operations .

KND Schools SEEDS Programs aim to ensure students feel supported

Manistee News Advocate, January 15, 2021

SEEDS students engage in nature art projects, gardening, cooking and other activites.


Our Region's Biochar Movement Takes Root 

The Ticker, December 7, 2020

The Grand Traverse Conservation District kicks off National Biochar Week with a virtual meeting of the minds.   

SEEDS EcoCorps Improves more than 80 miles of North Country Trail 

Manistee News Advocate, December 2, 2020

The SEEDS EcoCorps improved more than 80 miles of North Country Trail during the 2020 season. Crew members worked as far south of White Cloud and as far north as Lake Superior.    

Downtown TC To Expand Farmers Market Into Winter

The Ticker, November 30, 2020

The Traverse City Downtown Development Authority is preparing  to bring back the virtual Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market starting in January.   

Partnership Spotlight: SEEDS 

North Country Trail Association, November 22, 2020

SEEDS EcoCorps worked with the NCTA to improve  Trail in both the Manistee National Forest and on private land.  

Sugar Shack Brought Back to Forest Area School by  Nonprofit SEEDS  

9&10, November 13, 2020

The nonprofit SEEDS brought back a sweet part of Forest Area School's curriculum - maple sugaring. 

Sugar Shack makes a Sweet Return at Forest Area Community Schools 

The Kalkaska Review, November 5, 2020

Kids at Forest Area Community Schools will again be making maple syrup with the return of the new sugar shack, a project spearheaded by SEEDS Site Coordinator Joe Kreider 

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.


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