9,274,140 Vegetable Servings in 2022 thanks to supporters like Sweet Blossom GIFTS!

As 2023 begins, all of us at Seed Programs International are gearing up for spring gardens across the US. But before we dive into that, let’s reflect on the impact we had this past year, thanks to supporters like Sweet Blossom Gifts, who donate a proceed of every sale to support community garden efforts across […]

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How Your Donation helps

It’s amazing what a little bit of vegetable seed, access to appropriate support, and a little training in bookkeeping and marketing can do for a family. We’d like to tell you about Maka Abai*, a woman member of the Birhan Ladies Farming Group, in Ethiopia.  Maka has been a part of the Birhan women’s group […]

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School Support is Community Support

This update comes from our partners Feed the Children, who are working with private and public schools in Haiti and Guatemala to implement school gardens. These gardens will be cultivated areas around the school premises and will be cared for by students, parents, and school personnel. School gardens in Haiti are particularly important for supplementing […]

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SSNK: Seed Is the Origin of Life

Today’s update comes from Daniel Wanjama, Seed Savers Network Kenya (SSNK) Founder and Director. SSNK is a grassroots NGO headquartered southeast of Nakuru in Gilgil who works with resource-poor farmers to promote sustainable rural livelihoods. SSNK has strong support for local community groups, providing access to agricultural training, good vegetable seed, tools, and other resources. […]

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Peace Corps Morocco: Growing Community

This update comes from our Peace Corps partner in Morocco, who focuses on empowering youth and local communities in remote, mostly rural areas. Gardens are created on the grounds of youth centers and boarding schools where Peace Corps volunteers use seeds as an opportunity to demonstrate lessons about the environment and agriculture. This keeps people […]

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What Motivates Us

We wanted to take the time to let you get to know Sweet Blossom Gifts better, and what motivates us to do what we do. We began in 2012 with a simple mission, which was to help hard-working women artists market their goods. We quickly found that customers loved the handmade pieces that we were […]

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CEPUDO: Expertise in Honduras

Today’s update comes from CEPUDO (Capacitación, Educación, Producción, Unificación, Desarrollo y Organización) and Food for the Poor in Honduras. CEPUDO serves some of the poorest communities in Honduras with programs that touch everyone from infants to elders. Their program areas include: agriculture, educational centers and schools, community development, water projects, health, training and recreation centers, […]

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Growing Expertise in Rwanda

Today’s update comes from Bob Kacvinsky, an agronomist and longtime SPI partner. It’s a rare treat for us to receive such a detailed report of seed distribution and training. We often say that our resources are not a handout. Gardening is hard work, and Bob’s report is a good illustration of the planning that goes […]

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Hope Opens Doors in Northern Nigeria

Hi folks, Today’s update comes from Kathy Barrera, the Program Director with Hope Opens Doors in Nigeria. Hope Opens Doors works with Mothers Welfare Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing care for some of the most vulnerable women and children in rural Northern Nigeria.  Kathy Barrera wrote us recently to share their plans for […]

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