Seeds of Hope Wilson is thankful for all the workers who make our Teaching & Community Garden such a success!
James S. (Jim) Howard
Jim is a long-time resident of Wilson and served our community a a law enforcement officer for 28 years. While working for the Sheriff's Office, Jim served on the boards of several local and state non-profit organizations, as well as Wilson CrimeStoppers and Wilson County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. In these roles Jim worked with financial matters, fundraising and organizing events such as 5K races, raffles, auctions, and golf tournaments. He has also worked closely with the Wilson County School System as a School Resource Officer and SRO supervisor, and teaching Gang Resistance Education and Training to seventh graders.
Jim has been our Executive Director since January 2021. He recently thanked the Seeds of Hope Board for the opportunity to serve in this position, and wrote, "My vision is to see Seeds of Hope grow stronger and more sound. I know Seeds of Hope's success is largely due to the many hands from this great community. I look forward to this challenge. Continue to serve Seeds of Hope as you always have. My immediate goal is to raise funds for SOH, but I am used to wearing many hats."
Thank you to the United Way and the Wilson Energy Community Grant Fund for awarding Seeds of Hope Wilson a $1,000 grant for the Seeds of Hope Teaching and Community Garden and now to help with our new garden project...
THE PIRATE FOREST GARDEN!
Additional grants have come from Pure Farmland (Pure Growth Project) and the Wilson County Community Foundation as well as Resourceful Communities (Creating New Economies Fund Grant) and from the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church with a Mission Seeds Fund Grant (see below)
Thanks for our grantors over the past year!
Thank you to Smithfield Foods, Inc. /Pure Farmland for a $1000 grant
for the Pirate Forest Garden
through their Pure Growth Project!
Thank you to the Wilson County Community Foundation for a recent grant of $920 to help with the
Pirate Forest Garden.
Resourceful Communities has partnered with Seeds of Hope Wilson through a Creating New Economies Fund Grant to help develop the Seeds of Hope Teaching & Community Garden. The $10,000+ grant encourages local neighbors who are in roles of leadership to manage the garden by providing appropriate pay. The grant will also help to develop the Pirate Forest Garden.
The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has supported Seeds of Hope Wilson over the years with over $35,000 in grant funds to reinforce various aspects of this nonprofit.
The most recent grant in the amount of $5,000 is to help develop the Hispanic Ministry Initiative in East Wilson.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR MISSION SEEDS FUND GRANT!