Monday, May 28, 2018

Seed Catalogs FREE. Year 2018. Dream. Garden. Grow Inspired...

NEW YEAR 2018. I encourage parents, educators, schools, garden clubs, civic groups to order free seed catalogs; they're excellent teaching resources!

If I had a class of students, I would send the list of FREE SEED CATALOGS home so parents can order for rainy day reading. This is free education at it's best, in my humble opinion.

If we can inspire children (and adults) to learn about nutrition, biodiversity and self-sustaining agriculture, perhaps they will learn to make more intelligent food choices and promote healthier living. I have read many seed catalogs in their entirety. I believe and hope future generations will come to understand how wonderful growing our own organic food and saving seed truly is. My daughter Ava understood what a seed was long before her second birthday. It is never too early to give the gift of gardening to our babies.

Let us also teach our children what an heirloom vegetable is, how to save seeds, and which seeds can even be saved! Have fun. Grow something and happy harvesting!

FREE Seed Catalogs. NEW YEAR 2018
A few to get you started:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
http://www.rareseeds.com/request-catalog/
(417) 924-8917

Seeds of Change
http://www.seedsofchange.com/catalog_request.aspx#.US6yk6WIyiY
(888) 762-7333

Bountiful Gardens
https://bountifulgardens.org
(707) 459-6410

Botanical Interests
http://www.botanicalinterests.com/heirloom-seeds-catalogs

Seed Savers Exchange
http://www.seedsavers.org/CatalogRequest.aspx
(563) 382-5990

Territorial Seed
http://www.territorialseed.com/catalog_request
(800) 626-0866

Vermont Bean Seed Company
http://www.vermontbean.com/RequestCatalog.asp

Kitazawa Seed Company
http://www.kitazawaseed.com/catalog.html
(510) 595-1188

Potato Garden
http://www.potatogarden.com/pcatalog.html
(877) 313-7783

Wild Garden Seed
http://www.wildgardenseed.com/requestcatalog.php

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
https://www.southernexposure.com/request-a-catalog-c-215.html
(540) 894-9580

Select Seeds
http://www.selectseeds.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/mngmnt/catalog_request.htm
(800) 684-0395

Sow True Seeds
https://sowtrueseed.com/2015-sow-true-seed-catalog/

Johnny's Selected Seeds
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog.aspx

Urban Farmer Seeds
http://www.ufseeds.com/Garden-Seed-Catalog_.html

National Gardening Association
https://kidsgardening.org/garden-grants/
(800) 538-7476

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Food Pantry Locations - Concord, California, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek - Fruit and Produce Distribution and Drop-off . . .




Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano:
www.foodbankccs.org
(855) 309-FOOD

GET HELP - Community Produce Program
Distributed by the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

East, West, Central Contra Costa County a
nd Solano County

For ALL Locations: CLICK HERE


Local Food Pantries Distribute Food

and Accept Walk-in Donations.

Please call individual pantries to confirm hours for

food distribution or hours for donation drop offs.


Monument Crisis Center
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-7751


SHARE Food Pantry - At The First Christian Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 827-4273


The Salvation Army - Concord Community Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
3950 Clayton Road, (at West street)
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 676-6180


NorthCreek Church

(non-perishable food only)
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
Tuesdays 10am-12pm
2303 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 210-9036


St. Bonaventure Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
Food Pantry Tuesday and Friday mornings only.
5562 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521
Phone: (925) 672-5800 * Fax: (925) 672-4606


Inside the: St. Francis of Assisi Church
860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
Operated by: St. Vincent de Paul (925) 682-5811
Mon-Thurs. 9 to 11 am,
Friday 1 to 3 PM, Sat. 9:30am to 11:30am


Christ the King Church
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 682-2486


Queen of All Saints
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
2390 Grant St. (near Almond St.)
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 825-0350


Church of the Nazarene
For those who need food or assistance:
Call location first to confirm hours.
1650 Ashbury, Concord, CA
(925) 685-4343