For ten years Seeding Galveston has pursued an ambitious goal: Developing urban agriculture on Galveston Island providing locally grown food for a broad spectrum of Island residents, with special focus on the most needy among us.
Seeding Galveston (SG) is a 501(c)3 non-profit urban farm project whose mission is to develop sustainable urban agriculture on Galveston Island through hands-on teaching at our flagship farm/agricultural lab site, residential and organizational kitchen garden installations, extensive collaboration with community groups, educational programs, tours and Farm Fair Days – all part of an effort to create an island-wide locavore food culture.
SG collaborates with many local organizations, including the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston Central Methodist Church, Galveston Urban Ministries, Ball High and Galveston Independent School District (GISD), Streetscape Ministries, Resource and Crisis Center (RCC) of Galveston County, Texas A&M, the City of Galveston, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Food for Thought, Galveston College, SMART Family Literacy, Moody Gardens, The Children’s Museum, and more.
In the Press…
Tajuana Burns grows broccoli, kale, collards, celery and some herbs in her raised-bed garden in her backyard in Galveston. Hers is the 100th garden to be assembled, filled and planted through Seeding Galveston’s 100 Kitchen Gardens program. [READ MORE…]
In keeping with our service theme this month, I would like to introduce you to another nonprofit service organization, Seeding Galveston. Their mission is to make fresh, island grown produce available to anyone on the island.
Because we believe that Galveston Islanders can eat more healthily and address food insecurity through sustainable urban agriculture, we launched the 100 Kitchen Garden project in November 2018. Through this project, we install garden beds at people’s homes (or institutions, such as SVH and RCC) and plant their first seedlings, while providing guidance on how to garden their own vegetables moving forward. This project enables island residents to grow their own healthy food at low cost. SG was awarded second place recognition from the Texas Medical Association Foundation in 2021 for this project.
Seeding Galveston, a 501(c)3 urban farm project, is committed to developing sustainable agriculture on Galveston Island and ensuring access to healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables for all Island residents.
Galveston-grown food in local restaurants as an integral part of our economy. We envision Seeding Galveston as the epicenter of urban agriculture on the island, with lectures, hands-on workshops, and partnerships with local organizations and businesses dedicated to promoting a culture of eating locally.
Our three pillars are Economy, Community, and Culture.
Meet Our Farmers
Co-founders Debbie and John can be found at the farm milking goats, swapping stories, welcoming volunteers with warm smiles.
Debbie Demmon Berger
Stay In Contact
Thank you for your interest in Seeding Galveston! We would love to hear from you. Whether you have questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello, we’re here to listen. Let’s grow together!
3318 Ave. N 1/2 Galveston, TX 77550