Help us Stand with Ukraine

Our Work in Ukraine and Poland

Seed Programs International is working with several organizations and schools in Ukraine and Poland to support Ukrainians and their communities as they experience the effects of Russian hostilities. Here is a summary of some of the programs:

  • School Resiliency Gardens in Poland: SPI is partnering with Resiliency Gardens in Poland for a school gardening programs. The program included 7 schools for the 2022/2023 school year and will include 10 different schools for the 2023/2024 school year. The program will include a grant to create the school garden and will include an educational support aid that will visit the schools and assist with teaching four gardening programs throughout the academic year. This program was founded by SPI Board member June Lavelle.

  • School and Urban Gardens in Ukraine: SPI is partnering with SURGe for their Victory Gardens (Сади Перемоги) program. This program will to create a community garden in Volochysk and school gardens in Kyiv, Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Zhytomyr, and Zorivka. The program will develop a toolkit for urban gardening and a pathway to promote urban gardening in city planning and policy creation.

  • Seed Distribution in Ukraine: SPI is partnering with Charity Fund Modern Village to distribute vegetable seeds to migrant families and the elderly. Packets of cucumber, tomato, beet, carrot, and cabbage seed are being distributed in the village of Lukashivka and in rural communities in the Cherkasy region of Ukraine. 

  • Fruit Tree Planting in Ukraine: SPI is partnering with UCare to purchase 1,000 fruit trees for planting in the de-occupied territories of Ukraine. A portion of each harvest will be donated to food relief efforts.

  • Therapeutic Gardening in Ukraine: SPI is partnering with UCare and Recovery Camp to create a therapeutic gardening program for Ukrainians that are experiencing the trauma of war. Recovery camp provides a secure location, education, and rehabilitation for children.

  • Vitamin Donations: SPI is partnering with Nova Ukraine and MAP International to provide 10,000 bottles of vitamins to UCare and Recovery Camp.

Plant a Message of Solidarity

Ukraine Solidarity Bloom Flower Packets

Applewood Seed Co. generously donated a flower seed mix of blue and yellow seed for a “Solidarity Bloom” project. Planting these seeds can send a living message to our Ukrainian neighbors close and distant that we are with them.

Please request your packets by emailing with your address and number of packets requested.

Donations to cover the cost of shipping are appreciated. Any additional donations will go toward programs that support Ukrainians.

Want to Donate to support these programs in Ukraine? Click the donate button below and used the Comment section to indicate the donation should be used to fund programs in Ukraine and Poland.

Pictures of Solidarity Bloom Gardens

Send us a picture of your Solidarity Bloom and a message of hope and we’ll post it here as a digital tribute to the resistance and resilience of Ukraine as a nation and its people. We stand with Ukraine.

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