Seed Programs International

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Are people in your own US or Canadian communities, or those you serve, facing unemployment and possible difficulty accessing healthy food? Travel restrictions, unemployment, and warming spring weather are together causing a perfect storm of increase in vegetable seed shopping. It’s reached the point that North American seed companies are overwhelmed with orders. Some have ended online sales for the season or are protecting their supply in order to service vegetable farmers.

Until now, there’s always been ample vegetable seed in the US, and we never thought we’d see the time when our seed supply here at SPI could be an essential American resource, but this is that time.

We at SPI are now seeing increasing seed requests from entities such as non-profit emergency response teams, food banks, community organizations, and local governments that distribute meals to replace those served at schools.

For the first time in our history, we’re actively working to get seeds to partners like you working to prevent malnutrition and boost food security here at home. If you’re interested in ordering SPI vegetable seeds, available in units of 1,000 packets for $250 + shipping, check out our Order Seeds page and contact us today.

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For those families, schools, community groups, or homebound seniors with a little more means to help themselves, we offer our Global Gardeners program, which provides 10 packets of seed for a tax-deductible gift of $20-$35, and a “buy one give one” pledge that each garden assortment purchased yields a garden for another family in need, somewhere in the world. If you’d like to partner up with SPI to co-promote this program on behalf of your own seed needs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

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Seed Programs International

PO Box 9163
Asheville, NC 28815


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Registered Charity No. 839858107RR0001
Lombardy, ON

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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.