Ready to contribute to something bigger!?
Become a board member!
Don't have as much time but want to contribute, join the advisory board or a committee!
ATTEND Jan 7th, 6-8pm
City Hall, Community Room
To Hear all programs & Services
Board members meet bi-monthly and each chair or co-chair a committee. Your vote will count to make the hard decisions and you will have the opportunity to really make a difference in the whole.
Advisory board members meet quarterly and are an integral part of our team and decision making! We are seeking community members who want to give back and build wellness, equity and resilience in St. Louis Park. We especially encourage those wishing to help eliminate hunger in SLP, those working toward environmental sustainability, equity, as well as individuals with experience in fundraising/grant writing, finance/accounting, and multi-lingual people accustomed to working with diverse populations.
We aim to diversify our board with people from all backgrounds and walks of life! If you are interested, fill out the form and lets talk!
We are currently seeking members from the St. Louis Park community to serve on our Board of Directors, committees, or volunteer starting in 2020. Board Members serve 2-3 year terms. Meeting dates will be determined per the new Board Members' collective schedule.
In addition to meeting bi-monthly, Board Members will co-chair or serve one or more committees, meeting at least once monthly or more often as needed.
Programming, fundraising, communications, and outreach committees meet monthly (schedule TBD by Co-Chairs) and event, class or garden volunteers serve on an as-needed basis or arranged schedule.
We are seeking community members who want to give back and build wellness, equity and resilience in St. Louis Park. We especially encourage those wishing to help eliminate hunger in SLP, those working toward environmental sustainability, equity, as well as individuals with experience in fundraising/grant writing, finance/accounting, and multi-lingual people accustomed to working with diverse populations.
Having sent over 30 residents and teachers to the UMN's Schoolyard Garden Conference, SLP SEEDS has supported Schoolyard and community gardens, food bank gardens and private gardens. We facilitate access to fresh, locally grown foods and teach people how to include it in their meals. We help community gardeners learn leadership skills to coordinate gardens and ensure the long-term stability and viability of equitable food security.
We create opportunities for people of all ages, races, and abilities to grow, taste, and experiment with fresh foods. In doing so, we teach the power of creating community through gardens and community meals provided for future community decision-makers. 2019 celebrated the 5th Annual SLP Community Meals and Visioning for Earth Day and the 5th Annual Garden Tour & Harvest Festival. It also hosted our first ever, World Food Day event!
As a strategic partner with the University of MN, SLP SEEDS has offered free 6-week Cooking Matters(TM) courses for adults, teens and kids. The youth Cook-off was the star of the 2018 Earth Day Meal! 2019 we piloted a brand new cooking program called Garden Fresh Culinary, where we taught participants how to cook with local, seasonal ingredient straight from the garden.
Internships: We offer a wide array of opportunities from Urban Agriculture education, research and presentations, advocacy, marketing and social media, video and website work, event planning, nonprofit administration as well as many others. In 2017, our interns presented to City Council and the District School Board a petition for a public greenhouse with a public kitchen that provides environmental education, gathering space and classrooms regarding equitable and sustainable food access and skills, as well as alternative energy opportunities. In 2019 we had 10 interns ranging from 11 years old to 28 years old.
It is your investment in SLP SEEDS that makes this possible, whether financial or through volunteer hours.
And we want to do more. In 2020 and beyond, SLP SEEDS is committed to evaluating our programs to assess how we can shift the food system giving all access to nutritious food grown in a sustainable and equitable way and teach new audiences the skills necessary to nourish themselves, their families, and their community.
Your support is a critical ingredient in helping us work for food equity and food security in St. Louis Park.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the SLP SEEDS team in any way, please call 612-867-3877, email firstname.lastname@example.org, sign-up for volunteering, or peruse our website at www.slpseeds.org to find out more about our programs and initiatives.