Culturally Meaningful Seeds

At UJAMAA SEEDS we cultivate and distribute culturally meaningful seeds.

UJAMAA SEEDS is a project of the Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance (UCFA). UCFA, a program under the non-profit STEAM ONWARD is a BIPOC led collective that recognizes the need for increased diversity in farming in general, and diversity in the $15 billion dollar U.S. seed industry in particular.  We are committed to providing increased opportunities and support for growers from historically marginalized communities. To this end, the Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance is working to bridge the gap between prospective growers and seed companies. 

Vegetables to Plant in Late Summer & Early Fall

Summer has arrived, but you still have time to plant vegetables and harvest them before the first frost. First, know your hardiness zone and first frost date. Consider using 'succession planting" to stagger your harvest so not all of one crop is ready at the same time, but you have too much produce for you to eat.

To find UJAMAA SEEDS you desire to start soon, read the list in the graphic below/or right and type the vegetable name in the SEARCH tool in our menu.

ALL SEEDS

NEW UJAMAA SEEDS - Spring 2022

FLOWERS

FRUIT

GRAINS

GREENS

HERBS

LEGUMES

PEPPERS

SQUASH

TOMATOES

VEGETABLES

SOUL FOOD

Closely associated with the cuisine of the American South, soul food is a celebrated feature of mainstream American foodways.  Strongly influenced by the traditional practices of West Africans and Native Americans and originating in the southern regions of the United States, soul food is an American cuisine traditionally prepared and eaten by African Americans. Soul food originated with the foods that enslaved Africans in the Americas grew in their gardens along with the discarded foods given to enslaved people by their owners during the Antebellum period.

Through both necessity and creativity, enslaved peoples were able to transform these discarded foods into what some foodies today view as gourmet delicacies. As the United States during the 20th and 21st centuries has become a destination for many African and Caribbean immigrants, soul food today includes several traditional dishes from the global African diaspora.

CLICK on our CARIBBEAN GARDEN, AFRICAN GARDEN, and SOUTHERN SOUL GARDEN links below and grow your own soul food garden this year.

ASIAN GARDEN

CARIBBEAN GARDEN

AFRICAN GARDEN

FIRST NATIONS GARDEN

LATIN AMERICAN GARDEN

SOUTHERN SOUL GARDEN

Tomia's Quick Spring Vegetable Garden

UCFA GOODS

COMING SOON! Looking for a special gift for someone? A UCFA value added product is the perfect idea!