Become a Global Gardener

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Have you always wanted to grow a vegetable garden? Or are you already a gardening virtuoso? We want you!

Why do you grow your garden?

For many of us, our gardens are a place to connect to the earth, witness new life, and grow tasty vegetables. People across the world, especially in regions that are under-resourced, rely on gardens to provide food for their daily meals. For many growers, gardens often provide income that their families can use to gain more power over their own lives.

As a Global Gardener, you can grow vegetables in solidarity with gardeners worldwide who are planting the same seeds to provide essential nutrition and income for their families.

2019 is our pilot year for Global Gardeners. You can become one of a small cohort of families, classrooms, or communities growing a Global Garden in the US. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use this form to join us today!

packet spread three vegGlobal Gardeners gain these benefits:

  • Receive 10 seed packets in late winter or spring. At least two packets will feature varieties quite unusual to the US, but special to indigenous people in countries served by SPI. The rest will be a selection of our own packets — the same seeds we ship worldwide.
  • Receive our seasonal Global Gardeners emailed newsletter, which includes:
    • Unique gardening tips from our international partners’ gardens;
    • A story from an international partner growing the same seed as you;
    • An international recipe featuring a vegetable you are growing;
    • You! Share your gardening or harvest pictures with Global Gardeners around the world.
  • For those in our home region of Western North Carolina, we’ll host a harvest celebration potluck meal featuring your Global Garden bounty. If you’re not nearby, stay tuned for tips on hosting a similar gathering with your gardening friends!

We want your input. As an early supporter, we’ll seek your ideas about how to improve or grow the program.


Contribute and become a Global Gardener today!

When you sign up to become a Global Gardener, select an amount that matches your garden level.

$45 Individual, Family, Homeschool, Farm, or Classroom Garden
$145 Your Garden + Sponsor a Garden Internationally
$545 Your Garden + Sponsor a Village Internationally

Students and children ages 0-17 can become Global Gardeners for a special youth rate of $20.

Join Today!

You’re always welcome to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you, and I hope you’ll partner with us in solidarity with gardeners across the world!

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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.