Green bell pepper (do send us the other colours)
We can also use expired seeds from the shop. It means that they have less germinative capacity.
But we're happy with even only one plant from five seeds.
Maud de Kok
F. Dietrich Kahlenbergstraat 134
Paco en Lara Greven (Zaden en Zo)
8223 WC Lelystad
Seeds for Food co-operates with Acions Vivres, a Belgian seed project.
You can find their collecting addresses in Belgium, France and Italy here.
So you'd like to be a collecting address, but how does it work?
Collecting seeds, especially from exotic fruits but also from vegetables, and distribute them to development projects.
The seeds are conserved at room temperature. They are selected by type in a bucket with a lid. You could get buckets for instance at your local snackbar.
How much space you need
This depends on how many seeds are sent in, but most of the time you need a few big shelves.
How to find projects
At first people just popped up, they knew someone who knew someone who worked on a development project.
Now we're finding projects through google. Look for projects situated in your country that work in a development country, preferably a project that sends people to the country once in a while so they can take some seeds with them. Send them an e-mail informing them of what we do and add the link of this website.
Send the seeds to the projects
The seeds can be sent to people that go visit a development project (shipping costs are paid up front by the receiver) or they can be picked up by them.
You can also send the seeds through ambassies.
The seeds from Seeds for Food are used all over the world. Most people in development countries are farmers and know what to do with the seeds, even in difficult ground.
Everyone who works for Seeds for Food does this voluntarily. No one gets payed.
We support each other with tips and advice in a separate facebookgroup for collecting addresses.