About Urban Seed

Our mission is to promote community spirit, beautify our community, provide education about gardening, donate food to the community, and support the urban agriculture movement.

About Urban Seed

At Urban Seed, we believe in the power of green spaces to transform urban environments and foster stronger communities. Through our passion for gardening, sustainability, and community engagement, we are dedicated to creating thriving urban gardens that inspire and empower individuals to connect with nature and grow their own food.

Accomplishing Our Vision

We want to accomplish our vision by establishing and maintaining urban gardens in neighborhoods across the city to cultivate a greener and more sustainable future.


We aim to:

  • Promote Food Security: By growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs in urban environments, we contribute to local food security and help individuals and communities gain greater access to fresh, nutritious produce.

  • Educate and Empower: Through our educational programs and workshops, we provide individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to grow their own food sustainably. We believe in equipping people with the skills to become self-reliant gardeners and fostering a deeper connection with nature.

  • Foster Community Engagement: Our gardens serve as communal spaces where neighbors can come together, strengthen social bonds, and engage in meaningful activities. We believe that by fostering community involvement, we create stronger and more resilient neighborhoods.

  • Enhance Environmental Sustainability: Urban gardening plays a crucial role in promoting environmental sustainability. By utilizing innovative techniques such as composting, rainwater harvesting, and organic gardening practices, we reduce waste, conserve resources, and minimize our ecological footprint.

Our Approach

At Urban Seed, our approach to urban gardening is rooted in collaboration, inclusivity, and innovation:

  • Collaboration: We believe in the power of partnerships. By collaborating with local organizations, businesses, and community members, we leverage collective strengths and resources to maximize the impact of our gardens and programs.

  • Inclusivity: We strive to make urban gardening accessible to all. Whether you are an experienced gardener or have never planted a seed before, there is a place for you in our community. We welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to join us in cultivating a greener future.

  • Innovation: We embrace innovation and explore new and creative approaches to urban gardening. From raised gardens to companion planting, we are constantly seeking out sustainable techniques that optimize limited space and resources in urban environments.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about gardening, community involvement, and making a positive impact? Join our vibrant network of volunteers and be part of the urban gardening movement. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about the various opportunities available.

Additionally, your support through financial contributions or in-kind donations helps us sustain our gardens and expand our reach. Visit our Donation and Sponsorship page for more information on how you can contribute.

Together, let’s sow the seeds of change and create a greener, more sustainable future for our urban communities. Join us at Urban Seed today!

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Bill Randazzo


Garden Advisor

Katie Donnelly


Educational Advisor

John Hofmann


Marketing Advisor

Jen Wojtowicz

Board Member

Plant Advisor

Justine Smith

Board Member

Plant Advisor

Kat Strong

Board Member

Grant & Donation Advisor

Lisa Oxford

Board Member

Native Plant Advisor

Shay Hofmann

Board Member

Marketing Advisor

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