Black-Owned MoCo Made Business Spotlight: Passion to Seed Gardening

Tanya Spandhla, Owner

In celebration of Black History Month, the Food Council is highlighting Black-owned MoCo Made businesses.

From the farm to your plate, Passion to Seed Gardening (PTSG) offers ethnic vegetables, white dent corn, horned melons and other varieties of mainstream vegetables, all sustainably and organically grown. Read below for more about Passion to Seed and what inspired the owner, Tanya Spandhla to start her farming journey.

How did Passion to Seed Gardening start?

What inspired you to get into the industry?

Can you describe any challenges you have faced specifically as a farmer?

What advice would you give to aspiring Black farmers/business owners?

What has been your favorite part about owning a farm?

“I find therapy in interacting with the soil, putting a tiny seed into the ground, seeing it grow into a bountiful harvest. Personally it gives me hope, faith, renewal of spirit irrigated by drops of love on each plant I put into the ground.” Tanya Spandhla

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Upcoming Events

Jan 24

Food System Advocacy Community Call

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Jan 27

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

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feb 2-april 6

Beginning Farmer Training Course

10-week course, meeting every Thursday evening from 7:00pm-8:30pm from February 2 through April 6, 2023.

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Feb 2

Sustainability Collaborative Launch Meeting

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Feb 3

Montgomery County Grants Nonprofit Feedback Session

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Feb 13

Food Security Community Call

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Feb 16

Increased Local Food Procurement Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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Feb 23

6th ANNUAL MoCo Food Producer Forum, Thurs, Feb 23, 9:30-12:30 at Ag History Farm Park (with lunch!)

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Mar 7

Equitable & Affordable Land Access for Food Production Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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