2020 Seeds Fund Recipient
This Seeds grant funds a project to distribute grafted fruit trees to roughly a third of the Cinco de Junio cooperative’s members in Las Sabanas, Nicaragua.
Many of the recipients are single mothers and heads of the family. Because the fruit produced can be either sold locally or consumed in the home, this has the dual benefit of increasing food security and diversification of income sources.
Additionally, the project provides materials and training on worm composting. Worm composting aims to increase soil health, benefitting not only the fruit trees but coffee trees, as well.
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.