Mission Statement: SLP SEEDS is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to growing wellness and resiliency in St. Louis Park [and the MetroWest] by empowering individuals through education, engagement and action for betterment of people, planet and community. 

We believe food system change is the solution when placed at the intersection of Climate, Health, Equity, and Resiliency.

Our Purpose. SLP SEEDS is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. 

SEEDS has conducted community visioning for 5 years and last year updated our Articles of Incorporation to add:

 

The purpose of SLP SEEDS shall be informed with the intent to fully represent, engage and reflect our community for intergenerational, interfaith, intercultural community equity and capacity building; and to:

  1. Ensure our community will have equitable and reliable access to nutritious, affordable, and safe food, improving options for non-school days to students receiving free or reduced meals;

  2. Support the creation and maintenance of educational and provisional food gardens;

  3. Expand public awareness of sustainable practices surrounding growing food through educational and informational activities; Create green job vocational training and mentoring programming;

  4. Engage the St. Louis Park community to guide our yearly goals;

  5. Aid and facilitate those in our community who support our mission and vision;

  6. Create a symbiotic environment fostering communal connection to earth as source of nourishment providing wellness of body, mind and spirit for people, planet and community.

  7. Serve as a community communication hub linking and connecting people and ideas that support the MN Food Charter, No Kid Hungry and Hunger Free Communities. [Regeneration International, and the United Nations General Assembly’s COP and Sustainable Development Goals]

Section 1.6 Duties. SLP SEEDS shall have the following duties:

  • Research needs and opportunities in the community related to the Mission;

  • Stimulate ideas and identify empowering solutions;

  • Enact a St. Louis Park Food Charter to support food access, education, policy and justice;

  • Cross pollinate and collaborate with other sustainably healthful organizations through calendaring and marketing of events from both SLP SEEDS and other related regional initiatives of education and engagement

We believe a centralized, accessible Urban Farm Educational Community Center paired with creative, affordable housing will support:

  • Eliminating hunger, obesity, chronic disease through food justice

  • Eliminating poverty through economic development and justice

  • Preparing for basic needs in times of climate change/disaster 

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