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Seeds of Gratitude

Seed Contributors

Thanks to the following companies who donated seeds to Toledo GROWs, we are able to offer seeds and seedlings free of charge to the 125 community gardens in our network, as well as many of our low and moderate income neighbors.

Please keep them in mind as you make your gardening purchases this spring.


  • Ace Hardware, Bowling Green
  • Fedco Seeds
  • Harris Seeds
  • Holmes Seed Company, Inc.
  • Lowe's, Perrysburg
  • Ferry Morse Home Gardening



  • Seedway LLC
  • Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
  • Territorial Seed Company
  • Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello
  • Victory Seed Company
  • W. Atlanta Burpee and Company


Water Contributors

Productive gardens require lots of water. We are grateful for these sponsors and funders who provide the water for our efforts through financial support:

  • Premier Bank, our Virtual “Seed Swap” sponsor
  • The Andersons
  • Avatar
  • Barkan and Robon Ltd.
  • Buckeye Broadband
  • City of Toledo
  • Communica
  • Dana
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • Grey Nuns Community Fund
  • Owens Corning
  • Pepsi


  • Hartmann Bogan Financial Planning
  • Hylant Family Foundation
  • KeyBank
  • Medical Mutual
  • Meijer
  • Mercy Health
  • Negley Flinn Foundation
  • Ohio Arts Council



  • Signature Bank
  • Stranahan Foundation
  • Toledo Rotary Club
  • United Way of Greater Toledo
  • Waterford Bank
  • Whole Foods
  • Yark Automotive
  • ZesToledo


Soil Contributors

Soil is the foundation for the garden. Toledo GROWs is grateful for partner organizations who so willingly share their resources with the entire community, providing a firm foundation for all gardening and outdoor enthusiasts.

Most of these organizations have websites where you can find even more gardening information – check them out!




  • 577 Foundation
  • Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie
  • Bench Farms – Cindy and Dave Bench
  • Black Swamp Conservancy
  • Center for Food and Culture
  • City of Toledo Department of Forestry
  • Green Ribbon Initiative/Oak Openings Region Conservancy
  • Lucas County Urban Agriculture Alliance
  • Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Maumee Valley Beekeepers
  • Maumee Valley Herb Society
  • Metroparks Toledo
  • Nature Conservancy



  • Ohio State University Extension and Master Gardeners
  • Owens Community College
  • Rain Garden Initiative
  • Sacred Grounds
  • Shared Legacy Farms – Kurt and Corinna Bench
  • Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center
  • The University Church
  • Titgemeier’s Feed and Grain
  • Tree Toledo
  • Toledo Lucas County Sustainability Commission
  • Wild Ones
  • Wood County Parks

Gardens Revitalize Our World

Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry, you can still impact your community. We invite you to tour our gardens, get your hands dirty, or help us with events.