Every year, Renee's Garden donates seeds to a wide variety of organizations and
educational programs worldwide that strive to improve social, economic and health
conditions, and promote sustainable organic
gardening. We also encourage retailers to donate unsold Renee's Garden seeds to
local non-profit organizations at the end of the season. We are
pleased to share their successful outcomes.
Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies School,
The HWES School is in Northeast Arkansas where the land is flat and the primary
farming is rice and soy beans. It is in an area that is relatively poor and
rural with about 70% of the students coming from low income families. Starting
with three Bermuda grass infested courtyards and an abandoned former cafeteria,
they now have a greenhouse, three outdoor classrooms with over 20 raised beds,
an outdoor kitchen area and a classroom sized kitchen.
Renee’s Garden is adopting this program for 2013 and invites you to join us.
View Renee's Blog to find out more.
Seeds For Peace International, Saratoga Springs, NY
"We have many individuals and groups we send seeds to - some are here in the US
and many are in Africa. Most of our African recipients are AIDS orphans. I will
be sending a box to Lesotho soon - it is a tiny country within S. Africa are
dealing with drought and food shortages. Our guidelines for
people receiving seeds include war, disease, ethnic strife, natural disasters
"Food, What?" partners with teenage youth to
grow, cook, eat and distribute
healthy sustainably raised food.
This serves to empower youth to
realize their full potential, to
enjoy life, and serve as grounds for
hard skill and leadership
development. Here are some
photos of the "Food,What?" crew
planting Renee's seeds this season.
We grow food for 24 low income
families each year, as well as cook
and eat the veggies with the teens
in the program."