Seed-Bees: A great way for a school to raise funds via a project that has been benefits.

In 2013, a "Seed-bee" was prototyped at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia. Students were provided with a hand-out from which to select vegetables they wanted to grow. On the seed-bee day, they showed up with egg cartons (picture) in which the desired seeds were written on the carton inside top above the egg slots. Starting soil was gathered with students plucking seeds from containers. A few months later, letters were received from the students (posted in left column).

Benefits of a seedbee are numerous.

  1. Student learning and applying a wide-range of skills in selecting seeds, writing selections, plucking seeds, watering and nurturing seeds to maturity.
  2. An appreciation of life and the planet can be instilled by growing food rather than merely opening a can of food. Students will have an additional focus of discussion and comparison.
  3. Parent-child interaction in a new venue can strengthen those bonds as well as another opportunity for the parent to practice "No" as well as develop household duties whereby to gradually introduce the child to the joys of graduating from the college of hard "No's."
  4. Food prices at the store will have less inflationary pressure as homes grow more food, more healthier food. (Also, one's drive for "shop-till-ya-drop" angst reduction will be ameliorated by a "grow-till-ya glow" warm and fuzzy feeling. For more happiness and a fatter savings account, give up the rat race for the root race.
  5. School PTA's can receive hundreds if not thousands of dollars from a seed-bee like a bake sale. As any home gardener knows, one buys a seed pack for a few dollars that contains more seeds than one wants to plant.
  6. A seed pack klsells for between two or three dollars and often contains hundreds of seeds. Selling the seeds individually reduces the waste which occurs when a person purchases a whole p

How an on-line seedbee works:

How to organize a Seed Bee for your school:

  1. PTA or Principle signs up school.
  2. Email

Why has Timism initiated and implemented Seed-bees?

  1. The general "Benefits of a seedbee are numerous" lists many reasons.
  2. best governernment
  3. politicians
  4. level rights
  5. elementary democracy
  6. disaster prep
  7. climate change
  8. tax reform
  9. currency reform
  10. write in candidate