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Thinking Christmas thoughts

We’re thinking Christmas thoughts at SEED this week.  Now, don’t tune us out, thinking we’re like other merchants who already have their Christmas displays up before Halloween even hits. Because our business model is built on personal relationships, we have to think further ahead than some other organizations.  This occurs on both the vendor and […]

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From Wall Street to Unnamed Streets

Hasn’t it been fascinating to follow the recent Occupy Wall Street and other protests in the United States?  What a remarkable demonstration of an engaged, informed people entering into the democratic political process.  Inspiring at its core, whether you agree with their viewpoint or not. At SEED Livelihood Network it has made us think about […]

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Unexpected Outlets

One of the fun things we’ve been able to do this year with SEED Livelihood Network is explore.  We’ve explored new types of livelihood groups (see here, and more to come), new logo, colors, and branding, and sharing with new groups of people in new ways.  This post is about new product outlets SEED has […]

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The Onion, Fair Wages, and Sustainability

You may or may not be a fan of The Onion — an online and now onscreen satire of the news.  Sometimes they are irreverent, sometimes they are wry or ironic … but they are always thought-provoking. Recently the site ran an article on the way large organizations have gotten into the habit of ignoring […]

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Meet the SEED team!

The SEED Livelihood Network team is lean and volunteer-driven.  We’re proud of that fact: it means that there are many people who are passionate enough about the livelihood cause that they donate their time and energy.  In future blog posts, we’ll be highlighting some of the volunteers who are making the work go.  For now, […]

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A myriad of new possibilities

In the past month we have been excited at all the possible livelihood groups with which we might partner.  It seems that almost everyone we talk with has an idea for someone who could be a SEED Livelihood Network partner.  Just by way of example, we have recently had conversations like these: a pastor talked […]

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Free Methodist General Conference in Rochester, New York

SEED Livelihood Network is in Rochester, New York, at Free Methodist General Conference (www.GC11.org).  We have put up SEED displays for this every-four-year gathering of thousands of Free Methodist leaders across the US. If you will be at General Conference, please stop in to Missions Central to visit us.  If you want to volunteer, please […]

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Coming This Weekend

We’re in process of building a calendar of events so you know where SEED Livelihood Network will be and can plan to visit us when we’re near you. June 24th and 25th SEED is in Gresham, Oregon, at The Sanctuary Church, a Jesus Community. We’ll be sharing and hosting a product table at the Oregon […]

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Two New Groups

SEED Livelihood Network has recently started working with two new groups that won’t produce anything that reaches the US market. This is an exciting critical step on our way to being a more robust network for sustainable livelihoods. A group in Cameroon is eager to start a business centered on a cassava grinding machine. SEED […]

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Exciting New Possibilities

One of the exciting things about where SEED Livelihood Network is right now is that the world is full of possibilities. We continue to work with our product-based livelihood groups, but we have also started working with our first two non-product groups. More on that in the next blog post. For now, we just want […]

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