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About Seed Packing

 

 

One weekend a year, 1,000 seed packing volunteers come together to alleviate the disparity of resources in El Salvador, Democratic Republic of Congo, and here in Chicago through something as simple as a seed.

Through packing seeds for both global and local partners, volunteers help families eat healthier, sell excess produce for income--in turn--providing better housing, healthcare, and education.

With 2 hours of your time, lives can be changed.


El Salvador: ENLACE

Since 1993, ENLACE has been training and coaching church leaders in rural El Salvador to work within their communities to develop sustainable living solutions. Together, ENLACE and local churches help plant home gardens, provide clean water and sanitation, offer medical care and health education, empower small business ventures, and build roads, bridges, and other critical infrastructure. For more information visit enlaceonline.org.

Democratic Republic of Congo: World Relief

World Relief Congo
World Relief in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been meeting the needs of a region coping with ongoing conflict, sexual violence, and poverty. The local church in DRC makes the most of limited resources to serve the vulnerable and stand as a beacon of hope and refuge through peacemaking, trauma support and agricultural programs. For more information visit http://www.worldrelief.org/dr-congo.

Chicago: A Just Harvest & El Paseo Community Garden

  • A Just Harvest
  • A Just Harvest engages young adults through a 6-month apprenticeship program utilizing community gardening that provides the skills and experience needed to enter the growing market of urban agriculture. For more information visit http://www.ajustharvest.org.

  • El Paseo Community Garden
  • El Paseo Community Garden is a community-supported public space in Pilsen that acts as a teaching space for participants to grow and harvest fresh, healthy food, with educational workshops and events providing opportunities to learn and share knowledge and engage the community around issues of health and sustainability. For more information visit http://www.elpaseogarden.org