2021 Seeds Fund Recipient
Toldopamba used a Seeds grant to establish a beekeeping production group among 11 female producers. The use of pesticides and agrochemicals in agriculture has drastically decreased the bee population in this area of Colombia, a trend that has a negative effect on food production and plant biodiversity. The 33 new apiaries will improve plant production and generate income for these women’s households from the sales of honey.
Counter Culture Coffee collects $0.01 from every pound of coffee sold to fund our Seeds program. Annually, $1 per pound of our winter coffee blend, Iridescent, goes to further increase our contribution. Seeds offers financial grants to producers and producer organizations we work with to implement sustainability projects they identify as beneficial. To date, we’ve allocated over $280,000 to Seeds projects.