Where do the seeds for SEED-SCALE come from? In biology, whether a plant seed or an embryo of an animal, seeds come from a process of fertilization. Two aspects come together. (We play with the analogy of seed fertilization in this discussion, it is not an exact parallel as a biologist would quickly point out.)
In community development, the tool of Seed Fertilization usually brings together Hope with a Path to realize the potential of something new growing. Often this happens in a person’s thinking (or a meeting), a “flash insight that maybe ….” This is a spark pointing to a better future may be a simple waking up one morning and feeling “I can do it!” In this sentence, the important part is the exclamation point at the end—not the “I” nor when that spark happens it the “how” clear of how it can be done.