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MCINTOSH S.E.E.D.
Community Forest

McIntosh SEED partnered with The Conservation Fund to acquire 1,148 acres of land in Long County, creating the state’s first Community Forest.
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MCINTOSH S.E.E.D.
Voter Engagement

McIntosh SEED partnered with the local chapter of the NAACP, Leaders of Faith-Based Organizations, the Ministerial Alliance, and community leaders to implement voter engagement strategies.
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MCINTOSH S.E.E.D.
Sustainable Forest & Land Retention

McIntosh SEED, based in Darien, has received a grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to implement the Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention (SFLR) program.
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MCINTOSH S.E.E.D.
Pathway 2 Philanthropy

To bridge the gap between income volatility and philanthropy, Southern Partners Fund, with funding from the W.K.Kellogg Foundation, embarked upon a pilot project to increase the philanthropic giving, by donors of color, through the use of crowdfunding and other social media platforms.
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McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development (S.E.E.D.)

For over 20 years, McIntosh S.E.E.D. continues to operate on the values established at its first community gathering.  Decision making starts at the community level with a reliance on principles of inclusion and equality.  The organization continues to work across the artificially constructed lines of race and class, continually supporting empowerment and confidence building among oppressed populations.

John K. Littles

Executive Director, McIntosh S.E.E.D.

McIntosh S.E.E.D. Impact

McIntosh S.E.E.D. is a community model, serving and supporting its region that reflect the experience of people in the communities of the South. Promoting self-determination is highly valued in the organization’s decision-making process to involve those affected by the issues at hand in community based problem-solving.

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Other Programmatic Work

Preview some of the other Programmatic areas McIntosh  S.E.E.D. are involved in and their latest activities.

Economic
Development

Rural Community Investment Partnership: Collaborating with the local government to improve community housing, parks, and sidewalks.

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Developing Local
Food Systems

The goal of the food systems program is to increase access to locally grown produce for residents living in marginalized communities and/or food deserts.

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Heirs
Property

“Heirs Property” is real property that has passed down to descendants, or heirs, without
the benefit of a will or probate.

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Value Chain
Construction

A network of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and collaborating players who work together to satisfy market demand for specific products or services

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Heritage and
Cultural Tourism

The Heritage and Cultural Tourism program weaves together the stories, songs, crafts and culture of African Americans, Native Americans and European American and how they influenced one another. The program honors the history of the Gullah-Geechee ancestors.

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Policy and
Advocacy

McIntosh S.E.E.D. is committed to advocating for social, economic and environmental justice on behalf of marginalized communities in the south.

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Summer Trips and
Youth Programs

Summer Trips and Youth Programs Summer were designed to expose youth living in marginalized communities to enriching experiences that are both cultural and educational.

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Latest Past Events


Next Generation Field Experience

Join our Teas&Trees Women’s Program Next Generation Field Experience held at McSEED’s Community Forest. Women forestry professionals will be in attendance to guide you around the Community Forest and provide […]

Free


Forest Carbon Education Workshop – Part 2

Topics: Forest Carbon – What is it? How to generate revenue by enrolling in a carbon program. How carbon programs can benefit small acreage landowners. NCX – Natural Capital Exchange

Free

Lens of Our Work

A snapshot of the work at McIntosh S.E.E.D. and its partners helping to achieve our mission.


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Community Forest


Voter Engagement


Sustainable Forest and Land Retention


Pathway 2 Philanthropy


Economic Development


Developing Local Food Systems


Heirs Property


Value Chain Construction


Heritage and Cultural Tourism


Policy & Advocacy


Youth Programs
























































































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