February 25, 2023

The garden of your dreams starts on Saturday, February 25th, with the 16th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Gilsum STEAM Academy, 640 Route 10, Gilsum, NH.

Come for the day, or just an hour, to celebrate the miracle of seeds and gardening with The Sustainability Project, now in its 23rd year. Learn and network about all things green and growing. Get help planning your garden, stock up on seeds, and visit tables displaying sustainable local items and services. There will be nature-based children’s activities throughout the day, a and fantastic local business raffle. There will be lunchtime music and a café featuring soups, stews and baked goods from local restaurants and kitchens, including Orchard Hill Breads, to nourish all.

Consider finding a niche at the Celebration by signing up to volunteer at the event.

All Day:

Knife Sharpening:

Bring your dull knives to the seed celebration. Help Christopher Briggs raise funds for TSPs building project by bringing them to the Seed Celebration for sharpening.

Activities for Children & Families, Seeds For Sale & Swap, Tablers, Displays, Networking, Café, Raffle.

Come visit these tablers:

This years sponsors:

Fedco Seed Orders

Still looking to order seeds? The Sustainability Project will be placing a final FEDCO order after the Seed Celebration. By placing your FEDCO seed order through The Sustainability Project, you save on shipping charges and help support our Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair and our Emerson Brook Forest Center’s trails and perennial gardens. We choose FEDCO seeds because they offer a large selection of organic, heirloom, and open pollinated varieties. You can contact us for a paper catalog or go online to www.fedcoseeds.com.

All orders must be dropped off at the Seed Celebration on Saturday, February 25th or emailed to Lenoir at lenoir@emersonbrookforest.org by noon on Sunday, February 26th. Be sure to include product ID number, name, and quantity desired as well as your contact information. These orders are for seeds only, NOT Moose Tubers or Garden Supply. Please make checks out to: The Sustainability Project. We’ll notify you to make arrangements when your seeds are ready for pick up. Thank you for your support!

Not sure what to get? May we suggest this collection of tried & true organic favorites: Provider Bush Beans, Danvers Main Season Carrot, Bull’s Blood Beets, Deluxe Lettuce Mix, Tatsoi Mustard Greens, Bloomsdale Spinach, Genovese Basil, Sugar Snap Peas, Oregon Giant Snow Peas, Solar Flashback Calendula, Sugar Baby Watermelon, Uncle David’s Dessert Buttercup Winter Squash, New England Pie Pumpkin, Early Summer Yellow Crookneck Squash, Blue Scotch Kale, Marketmore 76 Cucumber, Pink Brandywine Slicing Tomato, and Peacevine Cherry Tomato. Order this set for $64.50 or customize your list!