Who We Are
Programs Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (C)(3) humanitarian
organization that solicits donations of good quality vegetable
seed and makes it available in multilingual garden packets at
low cost to humanitarian organizations for international relief
and development. Since 1998 SPI has distributed over 10 million
packets to more than 60 countries on five continents.
addition to soliciting seed, and arranging for packet printing
and filling, SPI arranges transportation and provides necessary
documentation for importation of seed. Each shipment includes a
gardening booklet that explains in simple terms and pictures how
to prepare and grow a garden. The booklet also gives
instructions on seed handling and storage, nutritional
information, and ideas for using gardens in education programs.
SPI offers their expertise in seed programs and vegetable
production to train and support partner organizations.
“... we gave seed to over 5000
families who had nothing to start their lives moving again. The
program benefited individuals, schools and clinics. Some
beneficiaries are those people who have the dreaded disease
HIV/AIDS who do not have enough food. The seed helped them to
grow their own vegetables which are most needed in their