2020 Seeds Fund Recipient
Kanelite Estates in Embu, Kenya, received a Seeds grant to create an avocado nursery on their farm. Avocado is quickly becoming popular in the agricultural sector in Kenya and seedlings are in high demand.
With this grant, Kanelite Estates will provide training to some of their seasonal farm workers on how to graft and propagate avocado seedlings for sale in the local market. The nursery teaches students to graft scions from exotic avocado varieties mainly grown for export onto rootstocks of local varieties to create thriving seedlings that can be replicated at scale. This allows trainees not only to grow their own avocados, but to diversify their income.
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.