WE NEED YOUR SEEDS! I am collecting seeds for the people of Samar. You can help by instructing your househelp, or whoever does the cooking for you, to collect every seed that goes through your home. Fruit seeds and vegetable seeds, does not matter. Here is how to prepare them for transport:
1. Collect the seeds and lay them out on a piece of paper. Then put the paper out under the sun for the seeds to dry. It is important that the seeds are dried properly or else they rot in their packets later on.
2. Once the seeds are dry, collect them in small plastic or paper packets and LABEL THEM ACCORDINGLY. Remember that the seeds will be virtually useless unless labelled well (unless you want to get the thrill out of making a garden and not knowing what grows out of it). Do not mix different types, please.
3. It will be a great help for the seeds if they are VACUUM-PACKED. Oxygen supposedly facilitates degeneration, and vacuum packing keeps the oxygen out of the packet. This is only optional, and only if you have a vacuum packer at your disposal.
4. Once your packets are ready, drop them off at May’s Gourmet if you are in Cebu City. Otherwise, create your own drop off for your neighbors and friends, and inform us once you have a bulk in your possession. We will find a way to ship them to Cebu or to Samar directly.
Thank you all for your time. Remember, we need each other. And every little thing we do to help can go a long way towards rebuilding our damaged lives.