Mm, Mm, Good

May 8, 2009 at 5:52 am | Posted in Deals, News | Leave a comment

0000340001601As part of its “Help Grow Your Soup” campaign, the Campbell’s Soup company is giving away free seeds! “At Campbell, we believe quality ingredients are grown from the ground up — and make truly delicious soup,” reads a promo. “That’s why, for over 70 years, we’ve painstakingly cultivated seeds for tomatoes that go into our delicious tomato soup. Now you can get seeds we use for growing tomatoes.” (Order your free seeds online, but for each request you must provide the code number found on the bottom of a Campbell’s Soup can.)

The company is also donating huge numbers of tomato seeds to the Future Farmers of America Association, whose teenage volunteers, in partnership with the Urban Farming nonprofit, are now planting community gardens in urban areas around the country to enhance their agricultural education. One such project, the Frank White Garden in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, includes an Urban Farming Food Chain Edible Wall, which UF describes as “an innovative vertical garden that will produce tomatoes grown from Campbell’s seeds that, along with the other produce grown in the garden, students can harvest and bring home…. It’s a very creative way to grow food with limited space.”

There’s still time to plant those things and get a juicy red harvest that doesn’t cost you a cent.

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