Seed Packets support Valley nonprofits

(05-08-2014)

greenhouse dome in front of boys and girls club

The San Luis Valley Boys & Girls Club is collaborating on their first greenhouse project with Sustainable Environmental & Economic Development (SEED) Park, International, and Adams State University Community Partnerships. With the newly built Boys & Girls Club greenhouse, SEED and Community Partnerships are assisting in growing plants for the club with a contribution of seeds and biochar. Biochar is a renewable soil amendment that accelerates plant growth. The San Luis Valley Boys & Girls Club greenhouse is first year-round garden grow dome in the country out of 4400 Boys & Girls Clubs.

Along with planting seeds, the Boys & Girls Club will sell seed packets to the public to raise funds. Revenues from this fundraiser will go to directly supporting the Boys and Girls Club and SEED Park, International.

The Boys & Girls Club mission is: "To ensure that all children and youth, especially those who need us most, are offered opportunities to realize their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens of a richly diverse world." They seek to support youth within the San Luis Valley, providing enrichment and engagement to help them truly grow.

SEED Park, International is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote economic development in the SLV by developing an eco- industrial park that will be comprised of businesses that utilize each other's by-product materials in order to move towards a zero waste existence. This project will create jobs and promote industry in an ecologically sound manner.

ASU Community Partnerships links and collaborates with community organizations for the benefit of the San Luis Valley.

For more information regarding this project, please call Victoria Brunner with the Boys and Girls Club at 719-589-5252.