Our community and economic development work falls into the following focus areas:
- Local Food Systems - We work with and support community leaders to
connect local network of farmers, businesses,
nonprofit organizations, aggregators, distributors, wholesale buyers and consumers to create a local food system. We have found local
food systems can
be a strong force for realizing community and economic development goals across a rural communities. It helps local farmers generate
income, creates jobs,
supports local entrepreneurs, and strengthens the local economy. Click here to learn more about McIntosh SEED's local food systems
- Youth Engagement and Enrichment - By encouraging youth to be engaged
within their local communities, we are
encouraging their sense of ownership and commitment to the overall well-being of the places they live. Additionally, we are developing
the next generation
of leaders who will inspire local innovation and sustainability in the county. Click here to learn more about our youth engagement and
- Heritage and Cultural Tourism - Heritage and cultural tourism helps to preserve
and promote the culture of
our ancestors while also creating opportunities to create jobs, support local businesses, and generate tax revenue for the county.
to learn more about our heritage and cultural tourism programs.
- Land Preservation - "The source of life is the land" Environmental preservation and land
retention helps to sustain communities, creates wealth, and promotes
healthy living. Residents are encouraged to be good stewards of the land.
Good agricultural and sustainable environmental practices are conducted in workshops and are being developed on-site at a forested
demonstration lab. Click here for more information.
McIntosh SEED P. O. Box 2355 Darien, GA Phone: 912-437-7821 Fax: 912-437-4271 Email