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Our garden is designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature while promoting the importance of nutrition.
23 backers pledged $800 to help bring this project to life.

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Sacred Seeds was founded in 2016 by CJ Sapong after a devastating injury almost derailed his soccer career. Not getting precisely what he needed from traditional medical practice, CJ turned to a wholistic diet and the power of Mother Earth to draw on some of the body's natural healing powers. 


CJ Sapong training with the US Mens National team.
CJ Sapong training with the US Mens National team.

Fully healthy (and even qualifying for the United States Men's National Team), CJ recognized that he tapped into something special and knew that more people could benefit from this way of life. To wit, CJ and his team founded The Sacred Seeds, who's core mission is to spread nutritional awareness and the power of a healthy way of living for the body, mind, and spirit.

Alongside his previous club, The Philadelphia Union, CJ embarked on getting the message out into the community. With the platform and foot traffic that a professional soccer team has, paired with the common themes of an active lifestyle, fueling the body, and  positive energy of the entire person; the Philadelphia Union have allocated space at Talen Energy Stadium for the Sacred Seeds Community Therapy Garden.


Sacred Seeds first Hydroponic Drip System!
Sacred Seeds first Hydroponic Drip System!

With the space cleared away, all was set for a project roll-out until the business of athletics meant CJ's contract was moved to another team. This is not derailing The Sacred Seeds effort to continue in the city that we were founded it, however does change the organizational structure within the project will operate. We have already engaged Masters-level student in the Philadelphia area to help mock up what the space will look like and the equipment needed to plant and foster the space.


Grow with us.
Grow with us.

At this point we turn to you, the people who have a deep care for the health and well-being of Philadelphia's kids and young families. CJ is still an integral part of the team, but we are now taking a more whole-community approach instead of trying to do everything ourselves.

Thank you for taking a moment to read our story, and an extra special thanks for joining us in this journey. Grow with us.

Risks and challenges

A community that stands together is stronger together. As a 501c3 Non Profit Organization, all funding we receive is tax deductible and goes directly to the community.

Our biggest challenge ahead is funding for the tools and equipment for the garden. We are in the process of sourcing all the resources needed to successfully build the garden in scope and on time.

Without using the appropriate methods of gardening along with healthy growing practices, we'd be hard pressed to promise this garden lasting for multiple seasons. We want to do this right the first time and not reinvent the wheel, which is reflected in what we'll be able to accomplish if we hit or exceed the goal amount for this project.

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    Sacred Seeds Gift Bag

    Who doesn't like presents? For our most generous donors we are putting together a goodie bag of Sacred Seeds SWAG. Think T-Shirt, Bracelet, and pack of your own Sacred Seeds to plant at home.

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    Presenting Sponsorship of Therapy Garden

    Want to leave a lasting impact on the Philadelphia community? If you are so moved to want to help sponsor an entire species of plant in the therapy garden, that entire section can be named after yourself, in honour of a loved one, or any cause that is important to you. A portion of the donation will go to keeping the species perennially in bloom to share with the community. We will work with you if you have specific requests for a species of genus you would like to see in the Garden

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