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Image: Peace Corps Sharing Seeds.Global Gardeners: New Peace Corps Friends

In the last few months alone, we've provided vegetable seeds for Peace Corps gardening and nutrition programs in Swaziland, South Africa, and Zambia. 
Since 1998 we've sent about 70,000 packs of seeds to Peace Corps clients in 11 additional countries:  Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Peru, and Senegal.
If you or someone you know is a Peace Corps Volunteer, here's a link to an easy form to express your interest in sending seeds to support your project


Image: SPI Volunteer Jennifer.

Meet One of Our Volunteers

Hi!  I'm Jennifer Zelman.  I've been proud to be a Seed Programs International volunteer since the spring of 2012.  I enjoy having lots of variety in my work, so for SPI I've done everything from outreach to social media to data entry to graphics/artwork. It is gratifying and exciting to see the positive results of the seeds we send out into the world.  I especially love pictures and stories of well-fed and smiling children! It's really nice to feel like a part of the global family.
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Seeking Seeds? Support a company that supports Seed Programs International. Find a list here. Some are focused on wholesale seed production or distribution, or sale to farmers, but if you click around, you'll find some great seeds for your home gardens, too!
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"Beet"ing Hunger in Haiti!

SPI has six current partners in Haiti, reaching at least 3,000 family gardens!  Here is a link to a recipe that they might prepare with their harvest, full of delicious rooty goodness!
image: What a place for a garden!

2014 So Far

With your help, we've provided more than 60,000 seed packets to 9 countries. These include:
-Seeds for sustainable agriculture demonstration gardens by THARS International's program serving post-war healing among the Twa people in Burundi.
-Seeds for orphans served by the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, in Uganda.
-Seeds for the Mayan school Ak Tenamit in Rio Dulce, Guatemala, brought by Illinois Rotarians.
 . . . and many more, these are just three examples of 15 shipments so far in 2014.

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Easy Ways to Help

Give Online or by Mail. Your gift to SPI works to fight hunger around the world. Every $50 donated provides enough vegetable seed for people to grow 1000 pounds of food. As always, we gratefully accept donations at our secure online site or by mail at PO Box 9163, Asheville, NC 28815.

Matching gifts. This month your gift will work even harder. If you donate or pledge to SPI any time before the end of April, you'll become a partner with us in the Feinstein Foundation's 6th Annual $1 Million Giveaway To Fight Hunger!  Read about their challenge at this link.  The more we can raise, the more the Feinstein Foundation will pitch in to send seeds to deserving people.  Join us! Pledge now and donate later and the same match applies - call or email us to make a pledge.

Shop and Give. Amazon Smile is's portal that gives you the same products, the same prices, and the same shipping terms as you already access on Why not shop using Amazon Smile instead? .5% of every purchase goes to Seed Programs International. Just visit Amazon using this link:, bookmark the page, and return there when shopping.Thank you!

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