The organization Socio-Economic and Environmental Development Solutions (SEEDS), a registered Canadian Charity #801572736RR0001 based in Toronto, Canada is seeking your help by joining our fundraising SEEDS Harvest Festival. Let me explain what we do at SEEDS...
We work in Mongu and Kalabo, Western Province Zambia, an area which has very little commerce and lacks viable seed varieties to sustain the population. In this part of Zambia, 80% of the population lives in poverty, the highest level in the country. To help alleviate some of the food insecurity in the area due to these high levels of poverty, we collect non-GMO vegetable seeds in Toronto Canada, from student volunteers at Bendale B.T.I, an organic grocery store - The Big Carrot, and others. The seeds are then dried, packaged and sent to the Silozi Seed Bank in Mongu and Kalabo, where they are distributed to locals for planting. In exchange, these local partners gather fallen tree seeds for the tree and fruit tree nursery that is a budding enterprise at the Silozi Seed Bank. These trees are then planted in communities by our local staff and through our voluntourism tree planting initiative. Surplus seedlings are also sold to Private Game Parks for a nominal fee to help support project activities and to reforest areas that sustain endangered Elephants. Thanks to the generous donations of our partners and volunteers, we have, so far collected, dried, packaged and sent over 4.2 million seeds.
At least 98% of all donations go directly towards our vision of helping the people, the environment, and the endangered elephants of Zambia.
Hope to see you on Oct.15,2016
What: SEEDS Harvest Festival Benefit Concert & Dance
Where: Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2R6, 2 lights north of Broadview Station.
Parking is available at rear of building.
When: Saturday Oct.15,2016, Doors open 6p.m.-1p.m.
Why: To raise money for The Silozi Seed Bank & Trees For Elephants.
How: Purchase tickets, only 450 available, or donate to the cause. Tax receipts will be issued over $15.00.
Come Join us on October 15, 2016 for SEEDS HARVEST FESTIVAL our benefit concert and dance with three bands.
We will be joined by The Non-GMO Coalition, including The Toronto Seed Library and Kids Right to Know so come and pick up some seeds to plant next spring.
This is a 19+event sponsored by Mill Street Organic and ....Organic Wine.
Food will be available for a nominal fee and we will have games, prizes and much more.
Doors open: 6pm, first band starts at 8:30. Night ends 1p.m.
Come dance, meet fellow Seed groups and enjoy an evening of great music, food and loads of fun.
Students sign up on our advanced guest list before July 15, 2016 and pay only $5.00
or Student's pay $10.00 and adults pay $20.00 at the door or on this site.
You will receive a taxable donation receipt for your ticket purchased on The Canada Helps Site for amounts over $15.00.