Renee's Garden Seeds Makes A Difference

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.

Center for Environment Technology and Rural Development

CETRUD was founded with the purpose of addressing poverty, environment, and health issues by providing appropriate technology and relevant development services to poor communities and is based in the Rwenzori region of Uganda. Through donated seeds, CETRUD has been able to distribute seeds to many farmers and schools to establish their own gardens. As seeds are very expensive and not available in Uganda, this program has been very helpful to the farmers with whom we are working in the region. We shall continue this program so that many families can have their own gardens, therefore improve their nutrition and income.

-Godfrey D. Kasozi, Director
Center for Environment, Technology and Rural Development

HWES School, Jonesboro, Arkansas

The HWES School is in Northeast Arkansas 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. The past 5 years have seen a huge change in children's pallet for fresh produce. The difference has been the children having ownership in the planting, watering, pampering and harvesting of THEIR garden. Our students host a plant sale, Grandparents Day, and Parent Appreciation Breakfast (that the students cook), and these events have greatly increased parent engagement.

Melinda Smith - Program Administrator

Renee’s Garden adopted this program for 2013 and invited customers to join us.  In addition to matching contributions, Renee provides continuing financial support. 


Bethel Terrace Senior Residence, Chicago IL
"Bethel Terrace is an independent apartment complex for senior and disabled persons and provides housing for very low income residents. The Englewood community is coined a "food desert" by the city of Chicago. This senior garden is one of the ways residents feel they can change their neighborhood in a positive way. What we desperately need in this community is fresh produce, and growing fresh vegetables in this garden is bringing about change in the health and lives of residents.  The garden is also safe haven in a part of the city where many people are afraid to spend time with their children outdoors."

Ernest Reynolds
Project Coordinator

Some of the other fine non-profit organizations that receive our seeds include: 

16th Ward-Palmyra Stake Welfare Garden
 Spanish Fork, UT

Edible Schoolyard
 New York City, NY

Jack London Elementary School  Garden
Contra Costa Master Gardeners

Antioch, CA

Temple University Food Crops Garden
Ambler, PA

City of Joy
 Democratic Republic of Congo

Santa Clara Catholic Charities
  New Jersey


 Yara Community Garden
Moose Jaw, SK Canada

Anchorage School Program
Anchorage, AK

Project Purpose
Pottstown, PA

Children's Garden
Baton Rouge Herb Society
Baton Rouge, LA

Veteran's Home
Volunteer Horticultural Therapy Group
Vineland, NJ

Learning/Demonstration Garden
York/Poquoson Master Gardeners
Poquoson, VA


Opportunity Center "Green Machine"
Fairfield Co. Bd. of Developmental Disabilities
Carroll, OH

Seeds of Hope

 Sauk Village Community Garden
Sauk Village, IL

Hydro For Hunger
Institute of Simplified Hydroponics


 YMCA at Camp Arroyo
Livermore, CA

 El Dorado School Community Garden
Santa Fe, NM


 Albuquerque 4-H
Albuquerque, NM


Food Bank for Westchester
Elmsford, NY


Denver Urban Gardens
 Denver, CO


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