The Community Seed Pack

We are grateful to share with you The Power of the Seed to grow your own food and share with your community!

Order a Community Pack here and support our mission while receiving the seeds you need to grow your own food with your community!

This Community Seed Pack includes a variety of hearty veggies, healing greens and tasty herbs to nourish the bodies and minds of your community. Plus a mix of beautiful and fragrant flowers for our bee, butterfly and pollinator friends. Because insects and plants are a part of our community, too!

The Power of the Seeds!

These seeds may be tiny, but they are not to be underestimated! To buy each of these open-pollinated*, non-GMO seed varieties would cost over $200 if ordered from a seed company. Used mindfully, you can grow well over $10,000 worth of food with just the seeds in this Community Pack!

There are enough seeds in this pack to fill:

  • 30+ 4’x8’ raised beds planted densely
  • Farm: 900 row feet planted / 18 50’ rows / (50’ x 75’ area) / 1/10th of an acre

Who is The Community Seed Pack for / Our Mission

This Community Pack is for community gardens, school gardens, community food initiatives, and small farms, nonprofit farms and community farms!

We’ve selected the easiest plants to grow, specifically for new gardeners, helping to ensure the highest chances of success and time efficiency!

Let your garden serve as a celebration of life and an oasis to practice presence and gratitude, while taking power back from the global, industrial food system and putting that power back into your own hands and the hands of your community. Our mission is to create food sovereignty in our communities and take power back from the global, industrial food system. We do this by providing Free Seed Packs to over 10,000 people with low access to healthy foods each year.

For help starting your garden, please read our Free Seed Project Gardening Guide.

Are you a recipient of the Community Pack? See our Community Pack Growing and Resource Guide. This is a printable guide to use with your Community Pack including a list of what is in the pack, a picture key to identify the seeds, information about the seeds, planting details, a seed-saving guide and a resource guide. If using the guide online, you can click through to helpful resources we have provided.

What is in the Community Pack?

The pack includes 22 different baggies of seeds. This page serves as a resource for you to identify each of the seeds in your pack as well as get planting information for each seed variety. 

To get information about each seed variety, including planting instructions, click the highlighted link for each seed variety under the “What’s in the Community Pack?” section. This will take you to the link for the seed on Johnny’s Seeds website.

 

Here is a key to help you identify your seeds. 

What’s in the Community Pack?

Carrots (750 seeds) bolero variety

Radishes (500 seeds) easter egg multicolor mix

Turnips (2,000 seeds) purple top white globe variety

Bunching Onions (1,000 seeds) evergreen hardy white variety

Basil (800 seeds) mix of Italianred rubinThai and lemon varieties

Chives (600 seeds) mix of purlystaro and Chinese leeks/garlic chives varieties

Dill (2,000 seeds) bouquet variety

Kale (600 seeds) mix of toscano/ lacinato/ dinosaur kalered Russian and white Russian varieties

Arugula (2,000 seeds) esmee variety

Mustard Greens (1,250 seeds) mix of red giant and green wave mustard green varieties and choi sum (Asian green)

Flower mix / Beneficial Insect Attractant Mix (flowers) (500 seeds) This mix contains approximately 19 different plants that attract beneficial insects. Perennial and annual varieties attract a wide array of beneficial insects that prey upon unwanted garden insect pests. Watch this video to learn about beneficial insects.

Herb mix (1,000 seeds) mix of lemon balmGreek oregano and chamomile

Tomato (40 seeds) mix of Valencia (indeterminant) and Matt’s Wild Cherry (indeterminant) varieties.

Hot Peppers (25 seeds) mix of Early Jalapeño and Hungarian Hot Wax varieties

Beans (100 seeds) Provider variety

Peas (100 seeds) Bistro shelling variety

Cucumber (60 seeds) Marketmore 76 variety

Squash (30 seeds) mix of Waltham butternut and Spaghetti varieties

Beets (700 seeds)  Early Wonder Tall Top variety

Cilantro (600 seeds) Santo variety

Swiss Chard (400 seeds) Charbell variety

Collards (100 seeds) Flash variety


We are here to help you succeed in growing food with your community! 

Community Pack Growing and Resource Guide. This is a printable guide to use with your Community Pack including a list of what is in the pack, a picture key to identify the seeds, information about the seeds, planting details, a seed saving guide and a resource guide. If using the guide online, you can click through to helpful resources we have provided.

Check out our beginner’s gardening guide. This is a helpful guide for people who are just beginning their journey of growing food. It includes our Seed Saving Guide to help you grow your abundance! 

Join the community group on Facebook. Ask questions from experienced gardeners, learn what is working best for others, motivate each other with photos from your gardens, share and exchange seeds with each other and much more!

Watch our Video Series (for beginners) on YouTube. The Free Seed Project Demonstration Garden Video Series shows you exactly how to grow your own food – from planting the seeds, to tending the garden, to harvesting the food!

Seed Standards:

We work with and supply solely non-GMO/non-GE seeds with absolutely no exceptions. Each of the varieties of seeds that we provide are open-pollinated, except for three (carrots, collards and Swiss Chard, which are F1 hybrid). About half of the seed varieties are organic. To provide all organic would substantially decrease the number of people we can provides seeds to for free. We purchase organic seeds where the cost increase is minimal and choose the non-certified organic options where the price is substantially different. That said, the non-certified organic seeds are produced with high Earth ethics. All of our seeds can always be grown regeneratively, sustainably and in harmony with Earth – with no pesticides – (all qualities of TRUE organic, the way the Earth loves it)!

All the seeds in this pack are from Johnny’s Seeds. We have chosen them because of their high standard of environmental and social ethics as well as their extremely helpful website. To learn more about the seeds they provide, click here. See their Grower’s Library where they provide clear, accurate, timely information that helps you excel as a grower. You may find their Ask a Grower option to be extremely helpful. Using this form, you have access to a knowledgeable team of experienced growers to assist you with your questions. They respond within 48 hours.

Seed Saving:

Use our Seed Saving Guide to grow your own seeds to plant year after year! There is plenty of abundance in this pack to let some of each plant “go to seed”. By doing this you can grow your own seeds to save for year after year of planting. That’s Food Sovereignty! That’s Food Freedom!

How you can be involved with Free Seed Project:

  • Inspire others by posting photos of the garden and the food being grown on social media. 
  • Be featured by us! Email your story and photos to growfood@robingreenfield.org.
  • Share the Grow Your Own Food Seed Pack by donation with your friends.