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

By joining our CSA, you're joining a community dedicated to helping those in need; Seed of Life doesn't just help you provide healthy food for your family, it provides for the entire community. Seed of Life does so much more for Frederick County than offer a CSA. With the funds we raise through CSA memberships, we are able to educate children on food and nutrition, restore distressed and derelict parts of Frederick City, and bring fresh healthy foods to neighborhoods that otherwise would have no access.

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.

Market On The Roll

Food deserts exist all around the country, even in our backyard. Frederick has food deserts, where residents have no access to organically grown whole foods.

"Project MOTR is our concept for a mobile food market, bringing the produce market to families in need with prices that match – and are sometimes below those you'll find at convenience stores and supermarkets.”

With our mobile grocery store, we provide flexible shopping times to specific communities 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.

We've got Project MOTR rolling, but we'd love your help to keep spreading the love, whether it's five dollars or the cost of a spare tire, we sincerely appreciate any donation made towards making this mobile food market a reality!

The bulk of our funding comes through our CSA program. All donations are tax deductible.

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.

Events

  • Hope for Frederick

    Saturday, June 3 10am - 2pm
    Free Dental and Groceries at Waverly Elementary

  • Website Launch Party & Charity Event

    June 11, 2017 2pm - 4pm
    Cowork Frederick, 122 E Patrick St, Frederick
    Food and drink from the farm. Website demonstration. Door prizes. And "Farmer Mike"
    Free tickets: seed-of-life-website-launch.eventbrite.com

  • Sarong a Thon

    July 29, 2017
    Butterfly Lane

  • Volunteers needed for monthly food distributions

    1st Fridays at 11:30 am at The Department of Aging 1440 Taney Ave.

    3rd Wednesdays at Hillcrest elementary 3:00pm

    4th Tuesdays at Whitter elementary 3:00pm

  • Volunteers needed for help on the Farm

    Maintenance, planting, and harvesting

About Us

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“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.