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Future Vegetable Seed Growers, Yorita, Honduras

Future Vegetable Seed Growers, Yorita, Honduras

Great news! Our first shipment of seeds, for planting soon, is set to go out as soon as import requirements are worked through.

Here is what our Honduran partners have selected. This is the first of two seasonal shipments. "We are just learning about vegetable growing and expect some amount of trial and error, so the farmer groups wish to try as many different vegetables as possible this first time," state project coordinators Fredy Sierra and Sally Humphries.

500 packets mustard greens
500 packets hot pepper
400 packets okra
300 packets garden bean
300 packets broccoli
300 packets Chinese cabbage
300 packets eggplant
500 packets red onion
800 packets lettuce 
300 packets black bean 
300 packets beet
200 packets Galia melon 
800 packets tomato 
500 packets cabbage
500 packets carrot
500 packets cucumber
500 packets radish
500 packets bell pepper
500 packets winter squash
400 packets collard greens
300 packets green pea
300 packets spinach
300 packets watermelon

In the end, farmer groups will form six schools for vegetable seed production and host workshops-- two in the uplands and two in the lowlands -- on three topics each: nutrition, vegetable processing, and vegetable preparation.

I know that photos of meetings and planning sessions are not the most exciting . . . but the level of local, indigenous farmer engagement and leadership is what makes this project special. We are deeply honored to be part of this collaboration.

Farmer Leaders in Planning Session

Farmer Leaders in Planning Session
 
 

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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.