SEEDS is looking for a few volunteers to help with these tasks:

  1. Email Manager – Check one of our incoming email addresses a few times a week and help address or forward messages as needed. Small time commitment – less than 1 hour per week – can do completely from home.
  2. Membership Coordinator – Help us update our membership lists and email lists. Enter new names as needed; update records as needed. Small time commitment – a few hours per month – can do completely from home, and meet a few times a year with our Executive Director in our office.
  3. Project Coordinators–Help us administer one of our energy efficiency programs. Volunteers are needed to help communicate with people and/or businesses who are signing up to save energy. Medium time commitment –some emails and calls each month, logging data about energy use provided to us. Also can be done from home.
  4. Forum Assistance – Help us plan our educational forums! This involves helping our Executive Director and other volunteers plan and facilitate our energy educational forums. This is a small time commitment, and can be lots of fun and very informative! Can be done mostly from your home.
  5. Partnership Coordinators – Help us develop our partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, The Stoneworks Learning Center, and Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center.  Medium time commitment and can be done mostly from home.
  6. Press Agent – Help us submit online press releases to media outlets. Small time commitment: once a month – about 1 -2 hours tops!
  7. Office Help – Come help us in the office whenever you have some extra time – stuffing and stamping envelopes, filing, etc. Or volunteer to work a couple hours each week. Let us know what time works best for you!

SEEDS is also interested in accommodating you if you have a special skill or interest in something other than what is listed above.

Talk to us! We’d love to have you help out!

SEEDS has worked with PPL’s E-power team to help spread the word about energy rebates available to PPL customers. One under-utilized offering is a free, no obligation, energy assessment for our local farmers! Famers have saved 35 – 65% of equipment costs through E-power rebates. Additionally, they are saving every year on electricity costs. Please help us spread the word so the folks that might  benefit, know about this opportunity!

Click for the full brochure describing the offer.

Click this link to their site with full details.

To schedule a free farm energy assessment, or for further information, call 1-866-306-6557.   Tell them SEEDS sent you!




SEEDS and PPL present A free workshop on how and why to clean your home and body without harsh chemicals

Tuesday May 20th at 7:00 pm

at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center Learn to make your own supplies with natural ingredients that are cheaper than store bought cleaning products. Janet Brown, founder of Green Leaf Cleaning will share cleaning recipes with a direct focus on sustainability. Special guest Nora Eisenberg, award winning novelist and reporter of the environmental effects of war, will discuss startling similarities between chemical warfare agents and household cleaning products. Gudrun Feigl of Mount Pleasant Herbary will demonstrate household uses for herbs and spices and how beneficial they are to our well-being. This will be an informative and fun-filled discussion for all in your household! Registration is encouraged, but not required. Email or call (570) 245 – 1256

PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center 126 PPL Drive, P.O. Box 122 Hawley, PA 18428-0122GPS Coordinates: N41 27.475 W75 11.02211

Come to The Cooperage for a discussion about OUR LOCAL FOOD HUB. Learn about eating locally and why it is such a good idea!


What is a food hub? What is happening here in our area? How can I eat more locally produced foods? Are you a farmer interested in a larger market? Are you interested in food, jobs, youth and the health and progression of our Wayne County community?

Come hear about the Wayne County Food Hub – an effort to stimulate the economy of our local farming community by purchasing food from our local farmers and producers.  It is already happening! And has already created training and job opportunities!

SEEDS wants to help organize a greater effort to support local food production and consumption. Come learn how you can benefit. Or learn how you might help!

Panelists will be discussing existing food hub initiatives, their community benefits, and how each of us can contribute to a larger effort.

This program is free and open to all.

Come early for delicious local food. The Cooperage Café opens at 6:00 pm. The forum begins at 7:00 pm.


The Cooperage is located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale.


Pre-registration is appreciated. Contact SEEDS at (570) 245 – 1256 or email  or simply complete the Contact Us panel on the right.

Walk-Ins are also welcome!

A special thanks goes out to The Wayne County Employment Coalition for the development of this program.



Robert Muller – Wayne County Conservation District – Wayne Tomorrow, Agriculture subcommittee.

Cindy Matthews – Wayne County Human Services – “What is a Food Hub and how does it benefit our community”

Andrea Whyte – Wayne County Area Agency on Aging – “Purchase Local Initiative”

Tom Eccles – Farmer in the Dale, LLC. – “Meeting the Need of Institutional Purchasers”

Wayne County Employment and Training Office – Job Training Partnership Act Program

Kim Emmet – Community Vocational Services, Inc. – job coaching and school to work programming.

This event will be held at The Cooperage – 1030 Main Street in Honesdale.


Tues night Mar 18th:
Heating your Water Efficiently    

 7:00 – 9:00 pm at The Park Street Complex in Honesdale at 648 Park Street – just west of the Wayne Memorial Hospital


Discussions will include comparison of  on-demand systems, solar water heating and more!


Anyone considering either new construction or retrofitting your system shouldn’t miss these forums!


Presenters will be two members of SEEDS’ Advisory Committee:

  • Larry Reeger – Green Building Educator & Assistant Professor at SUNY Sullivan

  • Gordon Smith – President of the regional company: Renewable Energy Solutions


Listen to WJFF’s Making Waves program for a discussion with Gordon about this upcoming forum: Gordon’s discussion starts at minute 14 of the hour long segment.

Making Waves
Monday, March 3, 2014 8:00 pm





Registration is preferred. Please email us at, or by calling (570) 245 – 1256. You may also enter your information in the contact us panel on the right of this page. Please leave your name, number of persons attending, and email address or phone number to confirm.


ALL ARE WELCOME!  There will be coffee/tea and baked goods!

Free-will offerings appreciated

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