Seeds of Solidarity Farm
2009 Local Hero Awardees
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It started as a question: Can a family live with minimal impact on the world? And since 1996, Seeds of Solidarity has become an ongoing experiment into how to grow food just about anywhere and share that knowledge with others.
For Habib and Baruc, their farm is just the starting point. Educational outreach includes partnering with local schools to create gardens and greenhouses; they also offer a leadership program for teens to cultivate food, activism, and a hopeful future. And they helped launch the North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival to showcase the rich agricultural resources of eastern Franklin County.
“We really do think you need to be the change you want to see in the world,” says Baruc. Through the transformation of abandoned land into a successful farm, working with their neighbors to grow the annual festival, and establishing innovative education programs, Seeds of Solidarity is planting the seeds for a sustainable future while helping to revitalize an overlooked part of the region.