Seed to Table (S2T) is searching for three new board members going into the new year. Seed to Table envisions a healthy and resilient community where all people, regardless of race, gender, geography, or socioeconomic status, have access to fresh produce that is nourishing, locally grown, and in keeping with their culture and preferences.

From our two-acre farm plot we strive to model a sustainable food system while providing equitable access to fresh foods and opportunities for all to engage positively with nutritious foods. Currently, S2T is looking for three dedicated individuals who have time to serve. Our organization’s foundation is built on having a dedicated and enthusiastic Board of Directors to support the executive director. 

Initiated by the Sisters Science Club in 2013, S2T has doubled its capacity to grow food and educate the community each year. During the 2019 growing season, our small staff and board was able to educate 1,500 students on the S2T’s two-acre farm plot. In 2020 we were able to creatively adapt our programming to continue providing the same essential services in the face of ever-changing guidelines. Education programs strive to connect students with positive food relations so they may live more healthy and vibrant lives.

Nearly 60 Next Generation Science Standards are connected throughout the student field trips on the farm, which assists teachers in providing some of the best education in the state.

In addition, we took over management of the Sisters Farmers Market to provide even more opportunities for our community to access fresh local foods. S2T also grew and distributed 40,000 pounds of produce to the community, feeding nearly 150 families each week through the food bank, community produce shares, school districts, and wholesale distribution. 

Serving on the board will allow you to have a voice towards serving our community in an impactful way. There’s much work to be done; food and nutrition insecurity in our area, especially for low-income individuals, is only growing. We would love for you to be part of our mission to do what we can to address these issues.

For information, contact Board Vice Chair Barb Schulz at bschulz@bendbroadband.com.