Become a Global Gardener

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Become a Global Gardener

In the midst of this global pandemic, we are all thinking of ways we can be more self-sustaining. A personal garden is a great way to have more control over where your food comes from and how you can access it. Gardens also help mitigate the stress that comes with everyday life. For many of us, our gardens are not only where we grow food, but a place to connect with the earth, witness new life, and heal our mind and body.

Global Gardeners grow vegetables in solidarity with gardeners throughout the world who are planting the same seeds to provide essential nutrition and self-sufficiency for their families. Many of our partners are already practicing innovative gardening solutions using the same seeds that you'll receive in your Global Gardeners package. When you subscribe as an Individual or Family, we'll match every seed packet you receive with a packet that will be provided to one of our international partners.

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  • 10 Seed Packets: $20 Student, Senior, or Limited Income
  • 10 Seed Packets: $35 Individual (includes Buy One, Give One*)
  • 20 Seed Packets: $60 Family Garden (includes Buy One, Give One*)
  • See below for our larger Community Seed Box. 

Our Buy One, Give One commitment: When you join as an Individual or Family Garden Global Gardener, you'll also help gardeners around the world with our Buy One, Give One commitment. For every seed packet you buy, one will be purchased for an international family in need. You can read more about recipient organizations below.

Tax-Deductible: Student, Individual, and Family Garden subscriptions are tax-deductible.

Seed choices include: amaranth, green bean, beets, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, collard, cucumber, eggplant, marigold, kale, lettuce, honeydew melon, okra, onion, hot pepper, sweet pepper, spinach, butternut squash, zucchini squash, Swiss chard, tomato, and watermelon.

Let us know your your preference in the comments when you check out and we will do our best to accommodate your request based on what is in inventory.

Don’t know what seeds will grow best in your garden? No worries!
SPI will help you select the best seeds for your garden based on your location and time of year. These seeds are the same grown through our programs in developing gardens worldwide; these are commercial grade seeds selected for high yield and resilience to harsh conditions.

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Do you work with a community or large group?

A Global Gardeners Community Seed Box can support even more gardens. Food pantries, community foundations, neighborhood coalitions, and civic organizations are all examples of groups who can purchase larger amounts of seeds for positive community impact.

$250 Global Gardeners Community Seed Box: 1000 seed packets of your choice.

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If you already have seeds or gardening is not your thing, consider supporting your community instead. When you give, we can provide other gardeners with seeds to start their own gardens and grow nutritious vegetables!

Donate today →


Buy One, Give One Recipients

If your subscription comes with a Buy One, Give One offer, you can either let SPI choose where the packets are delivered or you can choose from the organizations below. These are vetted partner organizations who can distribute seed to communities who need it most.

Summit Food Coalition

Summit Food Coalition (SFC) is an alliance of people and organizations committed to building a just, sustainable, and vibrant local food system. An independent organization fiscally sponsored by the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, SFC convenes stakeholders to collaboratively strengthen the regional food system in Summit County, Ohio. SFC educates stakeholders on emerging issues and opportunities, advocates for policies that support access to nutritious local food, sustainable land use, and food as a means of economic development and supports local farmers, food entrepreneurs, and growers.

Visit Summit Food Coalition online →

childrens logo 310x86Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1970 dedicated to ending childhood hunger. They partner with organizations throughout Ohio to provide nutritious meals to at-risk children who need them most. We help day care providers, day care centers, local school districts, and afterschool and summer programs provide balanced, healthy meals to children in their care. Their team of educators also delivers nutrition education and lead children in physical activities to provide a balanced approach to childhood health.

Visit Children's Hunger Alliance online →

Conscious AllianceConscious Alliance is a movement of artists, musicians, food makers, and music lovers on a mission to end hunger in underserved communities nationwide. They feed families in communities that need it most through their network of creative people — artists, musicians, food makers, and fans — who use their time and talents to make it happen. Their alliance empowers young people to make a tangible difference in the lives of people in underserved communities.

Visit Conscious Alliance online →


If you think your organization is a good match for our Buy One, Give One program or if you know of an organization that might be a good match, contact us to request more information.

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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.