Youth Garden receives $2,000 in seeds and supplies from Maine seed company
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Local kids plant seeds during a Youth Garden Project program. 	     Courtesy photo
Local kids plant seeds during a Youth Garden Project program. Courtesy photo
Johnny’s Selected Seeds recently awarded Youth Garden Project (YGP) $2,000 in seeds and supplies for the 2017 growing season. Based out of Winslow, Maine, Johnny’s Selected Seeds’ (JSS) is a company whose mission is “helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service.”

The award will help YGP acquire seeds to grow in the Moab garden, as well as to grow high-quality plant starts for the nonprofit organization’s annual plant sale in April. Also, the support from Johnny’s Seeds will allow YGP to get more garden tools, such as gloves, trowels, and digging forks, YGP officials said.

“Those additional tools will allow for volunteer and school groups to have enough supplies for each participant to stay actively engaged while in the garden,” YGP officials said in a news release.

“Last year, we purchased the majority of our seeds from JSS because they have a great variety of high quality seeds that are responsibly grown,” said Sarah Perez-Sanz, YGP garden manager.

The seed company regularly ships seeds to commercial growers and home gardeners across the United States, as well as to more than 50 countries around the world.

“We value [Youth Garden Project’s] devoted work in promoting and maintaining sound, sustainable agricultural methods and activities. Johnny’s Selected Seeds is happy to support the Youth Garden Project,” said Amy LeClair, charitable giving administrator for Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

The Youth Garden Project operates under the mission to “cultivate healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.” For more information, visit

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