Seed of Life Nurseries
Providing farm-fresh produce to families in need
Donate to Seed of Life
We work endlessly to give to Frederick County and find almost all of our funding and support from the same loving, kind-hearted community.
What Is A CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture, or a commonly referred to as CSA, begins with the idea that the community can work directly with farmers to achieve the freshest produce at the lowest cost. In a CSA, customers buy a share in the harvest, invest in their food, and in turn receive a regular share of the harvest from the farm.
How Our CSA Stands Out
Because we are a 501c3 non-profit organization, by purchasing a share with us, you are helping another family in need in Frederick eat healthy. For every sign up we receive, we adopt a family in need out of our community to provide fresh produce to for the growing season at no cost to them. A fraction of your CSA Share is tax deductible and you will receive a tax donation slip after the completion of the season. The main goal of our non-profit is to help families eat healthy, no matter their income nor life circumstances. By supporting us, you are supporting your Frederick County community.
We have several programs to bring food to those in need, but none of them are possible without the community and support that comes out of our CSA program.
How We Help
My average workday is 12 hours. I run on coffee, faith, and passion. ~ Michael Dickson, founder
We work tirelessly to help those in need, through a variety of programs:
Bringing fresh produce to impoverished communities through Project MOTR [Market On The Roll]
People who need healthy foods most tend to be those with the fewest means of attaining it, either by lack of transportation, or unavailability at local stores. With our mobile grocery store, we provide flexible shopping times to specific communities when and where food is needed most.
The Mobile Market provides seasonal vegetables, fruits, dairies, cheeses, breads and meats that meet dietary needs for optimal healthy lives, all at or below store prices. Learn more about Project MOTR.
Distributing food to those in need in Frederick county
Food drops are part of our distribution program to families in need by setting up a location and time to give food to communities in need, free of charge. In partnership with the Maryland Food Bank and local volunteers, we distribute thousands of pounds of food every month to impoverished communities.
Helping children prepare for a healthy future
Learn through doing! With the My Plate gardens, kids learn about healthy food and its benefits by creating their own in-school gardens, reaping the rewards of their hard work throughout the school year, and connecting the food on their plates to what grows in the dirt outside.
“Seed of Life is committed to helping our community by providing farm fresh produce to families in need. It is our mission to make sure that all families in need are able to eat healthy no matter their circumstance.” -Michael Dickson
Michael Dickson grew up struggling to find food and understands how much impact it has on the lives of a family. His firsthand knowledge of hunger led him to start Seed of Life, a nursery dedicated to supplying plants to impoverished neighborhoods, schools, and families in dire circumstances.