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Non-profit beneficiaries

Seedstock helps local businesses, farmers, artists, health practitioners and freelancers thrive by helping create a strong local economy with money that works for the community. And in doing so, it helps local businesses help non-profits by making donations of business-backed Seedstock.

 

Not-for-profit organisations or projects eligible to receive Seedstock donations from businesses include those that are working to promote local food and food security, local arts, health & wellness, and a collaborative culture in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Here are the non-profit beneficiaries that Seedstock is pleased to be working with so far:

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society (FRUF) enhances urban food sovereignty by creating equitable access to healthy food and educating communities through engaging, innovative neighbourhood farms, and most recently through schoolyard market gardens.

Their vision is neighbourhood market gardens that create places for inter-generational, cross cultural, and multilingual opportunities for sharing knowledge, environmental stewardship, where fresh foods, health, and well being abound.


Get your Seedstock from Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society here!

 

Potluck Café Society’s DTES Kitchen Tables Project

Potluck Café Society and its program the DTES Kitchen Tables Project are increasing access to quality, nutritious food in the Downtown Eastside while creating jobs for DTES residents, in the community. The project accomplishes this by developing innovative, sustainable and efficient food solutions for the Downtown Eastside and its residents in ways that build community capacity and support the local economy.

 

 

Get yourSeedstock from the DTES Kitchen Tables Project here!

 

Village Vancouver Transition Society

Village Vancouver is a member of the global Transition movement and the official Transition hub for metropolitan Vancouver. Village Vancouver is working to create a more positive and liveable future now and for future generations by building more resilient, connected and less energy-dependent communities.  Village hosts hundreds of workshops, gatherings and other events each year, helping thousands learn new skills while connecting with their neighbours, and has been recognised as a leader in the sustainable food movement in Vancouver.

 

Get your Seedstock from Village Vancouver here!

 

The Lazarus Health Project

The Lazarus Health Project is creating educational videos on holistic health topics that bring together the voices of patients, families, and health professionals from across the spectrum of integrated medicine and science. We are also featuring the work of organizations advocating for food security and environmental sustainability. We believe that well-being is intimately connected to the health of the environment and deem it impossible to achieve optimal health without addressing the health of our ecosystems, our community, and the Earth from which our physical bodies are built.

Who we are:

  • Anthony Fulker is a holistic health and lifestyle counselor with over 20 years of experience supporting individuals overcome chronic and degenerative illness.
  • Lazarina Todorova is a video producer with nearly a decade of experience assisting organizations in the area of health and environmental sustainability, human rights, education and gender equity.

 

Get your Seedstock from the Lazarus Health Project here!

 

The Richmond Sharing Farm

The Sharing Farm grows food to feed Richmond families in need. The Farm is run by community members for community members, and is dedicated to providing fresh, healthy, local produce to our less fortunate neighbours. The Sharing Farm operates on a tiny budget, but thanks to the generosity of our over 1,000 yearly volunteers and the devotion of a small core of part-time staff, the Farm is able to provide thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables every year to community meals throughout the city and the Richmond Food Bank.

 

 

 

Healing Cities Institute Society

The Healing Cities Institute is a non-profit society whose intention is to improve the physical, spiritual, social, and mental well-being of our communities.

The Institute works to promote awareness of the links between human health and the planning and design of cities and communities, foster new ways of thinking, learning and working together to make our communities and cities healthier and more sustainable places, act as a catalyst in bringing players to the table for conversations about what makes cities, communities and their elements healthy and supportive for a diversity of individuals and much more.

Healing Cities Institute was the host of the Living the New Economy week of events from November 19-25, 2012 in Vancouver, as well as Living the New Economy Vancouver Island 2013 in Victoria (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2013). It also co-sponsored the 2nd annual Living the New Economy confluence in Vancouver from Oct. 15-20, 2013.  The Living the New Economy confluences have been the largest convergences of people, ideas and resources around the new economy ever to take place in our region. By supporting Healing Cities Institute by donating or exchanging Seedstock, you will help the Institute build on the success of Living the New Economy and serve as a catalyst for positive and accelerated change in our communities.

 

Get your Seedstock from the Healing Cities Institute here!


The Vancouver Tool Library

We are motivated by a vision of our community empowered by the tools and skills needed to transform their homes and communities into vibrant spaces that reflect a commitment to sustainability. To get there, we are creating a community resource that will reduce the costs of improving and greening the places in which we live, work, and play. We are dedicated to taking a proactive and responsive approach to managing our organization, and adhering to the values of inclusivity, empowerment, community building, member participation, and sustainability in all that we do.

We carry a wide variety of tools for home repair, gardening, and bicycle maintenance, offer affordable workshops, host community events, and offer volunteer opportunities for people who want to get more involved.

 

 

The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) exists to support and empower women and children living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside.  High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize this community.  Women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury.  We provide practical support to enable our community members to survive the conditions of ill health and violence that surround them.  We work to provide security, basic needs and support to encourage them in making long-term change by identifying and removing barriers to full participation in the larger community.

 

At the heart of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is our kitchen service. On average, three hundred nutritious, well-balanced lunches are served daily along with breakfast twice a week and supper for our evening groups most evenings. We also provide meal services morning and nightly at our women’s night shelter. Further to the over 2300 meals we serve weekly, our kitchen offers snacks, tea and coffee.

 

Our food services benefit the health and well-being of the folks that access our space. These meals are part of their weekly meal planning and help establish comfort and stability within our drop-in facility as a whole. Health and nutrition are critical concerns for women that access the Centre. In addition to conditions of poverty, many women are contending with chronic illness and disability. Meal planning takes into consideration dietary needs, seasonal foods and overall health. The kitchen is also a training facility where staff works alongside volunteers in a broader skills-development program.

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