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Seed Programs International

How can you help?
Thanks for asking!

man two kidsWe are often asked if we can receive donations of seeds, either saved from home gardens or left over from packet purchasing. Unfortunately, we can’t.  Export laws just don’t allow home-harvested seed across borders due to concerns about seed-borne disease.  Also, the varieties of vegetable seed we select are specific to the challenging conditions where they are sent (often featuring tropical heat and extremely wet or dry weather).

But if you love seeds and love the idea of helping people in need around the globe to grow their own food, you can still help SPI turn seeds into food for the hungry. Here’s how:

1. Make a list of all your friends, acquaintances, family members, and social circles who grow vegetable and flower gardens.
2. Contact one of these great seed companies about their seed sales fundraising program: Sow TrueSeed Savers Exchange, High Mowing, Southern Exposure
3. Designate Seed Programs International as the beneficiary of your seed sales (the method for this varies by company). Let us know what you’re up to and we’ll send you some printed information so you can be a great ambassador for our work.
4. If you wish, package up your own excess seed and add it to the offerings. As gardening season comes around, let the seed-selling fun begin!
5. Some programs move funds to us themselves; others require that you do it. In those cases, donate your raised funds on our secure donation site.
For every $100 you raise from your seed sales fundraiser, SPI will send enough seed for those in need to grow one ton of food.

THANK YOU!

P.S.,  Too busy to organize a seed sales fundraiser? A simpler way to get involved is to donate to one of our online crowdfunding campaigns and then help us spread the word. Check out our current projects!

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Seed Programs International

PO Box 9163
Asheville, NC 28815
828-707-1640

 

Seed Programs Canada (Affiliate)

Registered Charity No. 839858107RR0001
Lombardy, ON
613-406-6100

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Seed Programs International (SPI)

Seed Programs InternationalSeed Programs International (SPI) is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-governmental humanitarian organization.

We work thorough other humanitarian organizations, church groups, service clubs and individual donors, to provide quality seed to impoverished communities in developing countries enabling them to grow some of their own food. In addition to seed, SPI provides critical seed expertise and experience operating seed based self help programs.”

SPI is operated by individuals with over 50 years seed industry experience plus over 20 years experience in vegetable research and production. We also have 15 years experience operating programs that have successfully shipped seed to over 70 countries on five continents. SPI has shipped enough seed to plant over 1,000,000 vegetable gardens, providing more than 20 kinds of vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals often missing in people’s diets.