Seed Programs International

rosanna kingstonGreetings,

I am so excited to have joined the Seed Programs International family because I absolutely believe in our cause. We provide high quality, nutritious commercial-grade vegetable seed for communities throughout the world who don’t already have access to this life-giving resource. Learning gardening skills through our partner programs also empowers people and communities to move toward self-sufficiency. These skills stay in the community, strengthening the local economy and enriching traditional knowledge. I can think of no other way to deliver so much nutrition so efficiently.

So far this year, 108,000 seed packets have been distributed through our partners in 27 countries. Our seed has been used in a variety of programs, from school gardens in Honduras to a commercial vegetable garden which is building economic sustainable livelihoods for internally displaced women in Ethiopia. So many lives are changing through our partnerships with you.

As much as I believe in our mission, I recognize that we are just one element in the fight against global hunger and poverty. We want to be a resource for the many valuable organizations working on these problems. We want to be your partner as you take on these challenges.

At Seed Programs International, we believe that partnering with other nonprofits is key to creating healthier, stronger, sustainable communities across the world. We want to support you and the people that benefit from your programs by providing high-quality vegetable seed and gardening skills training.

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you, our partners, and together exploring ways to combat hunger and poverty. I welcome new organizations and hope you will consider us a resource for your programs.

We will be on the road this fall visiting organizations, making new connections, and identifying new resources to enrich our service to you. You can find me at the One Accord Network and Echo International Agriculture conference, a first for Seed Programs International. Peter Marks, our CEO, will attend the MX Logistics Forum in October. If you or your colleagues plan to attend either of these conferences, please let us know! We want to meet you and learn more about your work. Maybe there is a chance for us to work together.

I would like to thank all of you for your trust and commitment in working with Seed Programs International. Together we are planting the seeds of hope!


Rosanna Kingston
Program Coordinator


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PO Box 9163
Asheville, NC 28815


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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.