Seed Programs International

humanely logoSeed Programs International is thrilled to be one of the first nonprofit organizations to partner with Humanely, a brand new search site that powers good. Humanely works just like any other search site, but with one key difference - they give back to nonprofit partners like us!

Their website launches May 31, 2022. You can start your first search at Please join us by choosing Humanely for your internet searches and help us spread the word about this wonderful new search site that gives back!

Which came first, the vegetable or the seed? Regardless of how we answer this question, without seeds, our grocery stores would have barren produce aisles.

We have all heard about food waste. According to the USDA, between 30 and 40 percent of our food supply is wasted each year in the USA. This includes food that spoils before reaching market or vegetables that were never sent because they were not quite the right size or shape. For the latter, you can consider buying your vegetables from Imperfect Foods, or a similar supplier, if they deliver in your area. Food can also spoil while on the grocery store shelves before it is sold. Many people are working on packaging and handling techniques that will keep vegetables fresh longer. Plant breeders also are working to develop vegetables that are less susceptable to bruising and damage. You may have noticed that tomato skin has become thicker with time. Food waste is prevelant and we all experience situations at home where things go bad in the fridge or we don’t always finish all the leftovers.

Contact Us

Seed Programs International

PO Box 9163
Asheville, NC 28815


Seed Programs Canada (Affiliate)

Registered Charity No. 839858107RR0001
Lombardy, ON

Get Connected

Facebook  Twitter  Email

Join Our Newsletter

Signup with your email address below to receive our quarterly e-newsletter.


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.