TomatoFest Heirloom Tomato Seed Donations

A Celebration of Heirloom Tomato Varieties from Around the World

 

TomatoFest® Seed Donations Program

Tomato Seeds For Those In Need - Every Seed a Possibility™

Since 1998 TomatoFest Garden Seeds has been donating heirloom tomato seeds to urban garden projects, school gardens, community outreach gardens around the U.S., India, Africa, Europe, China, and anywhere else an interest or need has been brought to our attention to enhance the quality and nourishment of life:

  • as a vital part of organic gardening educational programs for gardeners of all ages.
  • to grow tomato seedlings or fresh tomatoes to sell as a fundraiser.
  • as a means to supplement the education and feeding of school children, or families and communities in need of nutritious food.

Click here to request TomatoFest® Tomato Seed Donations


Why We Share Our Tomato Seeds:

For many years I've been collecting heirloom tomato seeds from gardeners, family farms and other seed collectors around the world... tomato varieties that have been valued for their flavor and other desirable characteristics.

I have been entrusted with these tomato seeds to grow them out in our seed trials, harvest and share them with others, so they would be appreciated and sustained. Dagma and I hand select and harvest all of our certified organic tomato seeds and maintain our certified organic, tomato 'seed bank' to assure that these tomato varieties will be sustained.

Seeds are the beginning of the food chain. And maintaining a seed consciousness, nourished through the sharing of open-pollinated seeds, is a fundamental prerequisite for seed autonomy and food security. We believe through our support of the development of home and community gardens and organic sustainable agriculture, we will offset the erosion of biodiversity and malnutrition. Every Seed A Possibility™.

It is our intention to assist small farmers and rural communities to regain control of their own seed through the creation of their own seed gardens, and develop their own community seed banks. We are currently active in supporting numerous urban, school and community gardens world-wide with seed donations in their effort to support bio-diversity, ensure that heirloom tomato varieties will be preserved, and to feed those in need.

We are pleased to assist the efforts of a limited number of qualified charitable organizations, community and school garden projects in need of heirloom tomato seeds for planting. However, we reserve the right to decline requests, since we are limited to the amount of requests we are able to satisfy based upon the extent of our seed inventory and our ability to cover the costs of our seed donations.


TomatoFest Seed Donations Program Participants (partial list)

  • 2 Sisters Garden - Louisburg, MO
  • 4th East Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 7 Trees School, San Jose, CA
  • Aaron Raines Memorial Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Accident Historical and Cultural Society - Accident, MD
  • Agnes Wagner McKie Memorial Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension, Cullman, AL
  • Albion Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
  • Alfred Community Garden, Alfred, NY
  • Alisal Community School - Salinas, CA
  • Amazon River Tribal Community Gardens, Novo Airão, Brasil
  • American Institute of Wine & Food, "Days of Taste"
  • American Seed Alliance, Schoolcraft, MI
  • Amouli Village Community Garden, American Samoa
  • Antioch Organic Community Garden, Plant City, FL
  • Arising American Indian Nations, Lehi, UT
  • Arlington Elementary School , 5th grade garden, Arlington, AZ
  • Austinberg Gateway Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Auntie Karen City Garden for Children, Columbia, SC
  • Aveson Charter School Garden, Altadena, CA
  • Bali Organic Project - Bali, Indonesia
  • Baxter Community Center, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Beijing Sustainable Living Institute - Beishhequi Orphanage, Beijing, China
  • Beverly Bootstraps Community Garden - Beverly, MA
  • Big brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County, Iowa City, IA
  • Biodome Community Garden, Tombstone, AZ
  • Bloomn' Seniors Garden, Louisville, CO
  • Borger Independent School District, Borger, TX
  • Branciforte Middle School Garden, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Braymer Challenged Youth Group, Braymer, MO
  • Brookside School Farm, Willits, CA
  • Butte County Master Gardeners for Special Needs Kids, Oroville, CA
  • Byron Center Charter School, Byron, MI
  • Cancer Warriors of DeKalb County, Maysville, MO
  • Carmel Middle School, Habitat For Humanity Garden, Carmel, CA
  • Carmel River Shool garden, Carmel, CA
  • Carpenteria High School Garden, Goleta, CA
  • CCEO YouthBuild Garden, Lennox, CA
  • CedarTree Classical Christian School (3rd Grade School Garden), Ridgefield, WA
  • Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Central College Organic Garden for Kids, Pella, IA
  • Challenger High School Community Garden and Heirloom Seed Saving Program, Hickory, NC
  • CHANGATHARA HANDICAPPED MISSION - Westfield, MA
  • Chattanooga Seed Exchange, Chattanooga, TN
  • Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
  • Civic Center Edible Garden, Long Beach, CA
  • Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, OH Community Gardens of Tucson, AZ
  • Coalition For Responsible Community Development, Los Angeles, CA
  • College of Idaho Organic Garden, Caldwell, ID
  • Community CROPS, Lincoln, NE
  • Community Gardens of Lincoln, NE
  • Community Garden, Zimbabwe, Africa
  • Community Outreach Garden, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Community Youth House Garden, Corvallis, OR
  • Coppell Community Garden - Coppell, TX
  • Cornell Cooperative Teaching Garden, Montour Falls, NY
  • Cortland Youth Bureau Community Garden, Cortland, NY
  • Covenant House Urban Gardening Project, New Orleans, LA
  • Crawford High School International Rescue, San Diego, CA
  • Creekside Elementary - Salinas, CA
  • Crescent Grange Community Garden, Broomfield, CO
  • Cuesta College Grassroots Club, Paso Robles, CA
  • Damar Educational Services - Indianapolis,IN
  • Dater Montessori School Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Del Rey Woods Elementary School Garden, Seaside, CA
  • Descanso Harvest Garden - La Canada Flintridge, CA
  • Desert Marigold School Garden - Phoenix, AZ
  • Douglas County Child Development Assoc., Lawrence, KS
  • Dr. Oscar Loya Elementary - Salinas, CA
  • Eagle Education Alliance, Torrance, CA
  • East End Veterans' Memorial Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • East New York Farms!, Brooklyn, NY
  • EcoVillage Training Center, Summertown, TN
  • Enota Institute, Hiawassee, GA
  • Evergreen Holistic Learning Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Fair Haven Community Health Center Garden, Woodbridge, CT
  • Fairpark Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Farm To School Program, Kenova, WV
  • Festival Beach Community Garden, Austin, TX
  • Food Bank Garden, Napa, CA
  • Food Supplement Nutrition Education, Titmonium, MD
  • Foundation of California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
  • Fremont Elementary - Salinas, CA
  • Frank Paul Elementary - Salinas, CA
  • Franklin Farmers Market Educational Foundation, Columbia, TN
  • Garden Grow Angels, Petaluma, CA
  • Garden School Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
  • Gardening for Food, Bourne, MA
  • Gilroy Community Demonstration Garden, Gilroy, CA
  • Global Gardens, Boise, ID
  • Godman Guild - Weinland Park Community Garden -After School Garden Program, Columbus, OH
  • Granny's Garden School, Loveland, OH (The largest school garden program in the Midwest.)
  • Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo - Community Gardens From Vacant lands, Buffalo, NY
  • Green Mt. Community Outreach Headstart Program- Lakewood, CO
  • Groundwork Wyoming County Community Garden, Mullens, WV
  • Grow Food Grow Hope Community Garden Project, Wilmington, OH
  • Growing Healthy Families Initiative, Novi, MI
  • Growing Healthy People, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Hand In Hand Farm, Lebanon, OR
  • Hands to Harvest Community Garden, Omaha, NE
  • Hanley Farm, Southern Oregon Historical Society, Jacksonville, OR
  • Harvest for the Hungry Garden, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Hazelwood YMCA Urban Garden, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Heartland Community College Childcare Garden, Normal, IL
  • Heifer International, food gardens in Haiti
  • Hemingford High School, Hemingford, NE
  • Hermitage street community garden, Chicago, IL
  • High Country Conservation Center Community Garden, Frisco, OC
  • High School for Public Service Youth Farm, Brooklyn, NY
  • Hillcrest Community Garden, Montrose, CO
  • Hilton Bialek Habitat School Gardens, Carmel Valley, CA
  • Holley Elementary School Garden, Sweet Home, OR
  • Holloway Hope Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Homefull Micro Farm, Dayton, OH
  • Hopland Pomo Indian Reservation, Hopland, CA
  • Howard County Health Coalition, Nashville, AR
  • Humpty Dumpty House Foundation, Loma Linda, CA
  • Idea Public School, Brownsville, TX
  • Illinois Dept. of Corrections Community Food Bank Gardens, Lincoln, IL
  • Impact ECO Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Integrated Arts Academy Gardens, South Burlington, VT
  • Integrated Health Community Garden, Yaounde, Cameroon, Africa
  • International School Monterey (ISM) Seaside, CA
  • Isles Urban Gardens and YouthGrow, Trenton, NJ
  • Jefferson Community College, Louisville, KY
  • Johns Hopkins University Community Garden, Baltimore, MD
  • John Steinbeck Elementary - Salinas, CA
  • Julie Hanser Community Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Junior Master Gardeners Borger School District, Borger, TX
  • Junior Master Gardeners, Cheyenne, WY
  • Kammann Elementary - Salinas, CA
  • Kernville Union School District, Kernville, CA
  • Kids growing Foods, Cornell University, Ithica, NY
  • Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat School, Quinhagak, Alaska
  • "LACES" High School Community Garden - Los Angeles, CA
  • Lakewood High School Science Club, Lake Odessa, MI
  • Lansberry Elementary School - Trinity, TX
  • Linclon Elementary School, Reading & Garden program, Lincoln, AR
  • Little Red Hen Community Outreach Garden, Chico, CA
  • Lonoke County 4-H Garden Project for displaced New Orleans families, Cabot, AR
  • Madison High School Student Garden, Portland, OR
  • Madisonville Community Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Magnet Elementary School Urban Farming - Los Angeles, CA
  • Mariposa Master Gardeners, Mariposa, CA
  • Marmelade Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Marsing Community Garden - Marsing, ID
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Academy - Salinas, CA
  • Master Gardener Foundation Clark County, Vancouver, WA
  • Massanutten Regional Governor's School for Integrated Environmental Science and Technology, Mt. Jackson, VA
  • McIntosh College Culinary Education Garden, Dover, NH
  • Menard Correctional Center of Southern illinois
  • Mid-City Senior Center, Spokane, WA
  • Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Garden, Ferndale, MI
  • Milwaukee Urban Gardens - Milwaukee, WI
  • Mitchell Elementary School- Canyon Country, CA
  • Mission Union - Soledad, CA
  • Mississippi Jobcorps Center, Crystal Springs, MS
  • Mixed Greens Community Outreach School Garden - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Monterey County Farm to School Project, Monterey County, CA
  • Montessori Earth Children program, Cincinnati, OH
  • Monticello Elementary School Garden, Charlottesville, VA
  • Monticello High School Garden, Charlottesville, VA
  • Morris Canal Community Garden, Jersey City, NJ
  • NAMI Johnson County Community Garden, Olathe, KS
  • New Lands Farm Refugee Project, Worcester, MA
  • New York Cares Community Outreach Gardens, NY,NY
  • Nichols Elementary School Garden, Fort Worth, TX
  • Norcross Community Garden, Norcross, GA
  • Norm's Childrens' Farm, Lowel, IN
  • Nova Eisenhower School Garden, Davie, FL
  • O'Hara Mill Homestead Gardens - Madoc, Ontario, Canada
  • OISCA College (The Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement-International) Tokyo, Japan- for the Alashan Desert Inner Mongolia Ecological Project.
  • Olson Elementary - Marina, CA
  • Open Lot Community Outreach Gardens, Nashville, TN
  • Orchards Elementary School Garden, Lewiston, ID
  • Orleans Niagara BOCES Sustainable Farming, Sanborn, NY
  • Oster Elementary School Home & School Club, San Jose, CA
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church Community Garden, Carol Stream, IL
  • Outdoor Classroom Resource Alliance, 4-H Clubs, Novi, MI
  • Pangea Institute Organic Educational Community Garden, Boulder, CO
  • Paw Paw High School, Paw Paw, IL
  • Peace Corps, Village of Guru Bicului, Republic of Moldova
  • Pelion High School Garden, Pelion, SC
  • Pendleton Children's Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Pittsburgh Seed library Garden, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Plant-a-Row for the Hungry" Memphis Food Bank- Memphis, TN
  • Polk County Master Gardeners, Des Moines, IA
  • Portsmouth Master Gardeners, Portsmouth, VA
  • Project EAT Gardens of Alameda County, Hayward, CA
  • Project Garden Share, Hudson, OH
  • Providence Family Support Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Quindaro Gardens Institute Mutual Aid Society, Olathe, KS
  • Race St. Children's Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Rainbow Valley Gleaners, Goldendale, WA
  • Red Butte, Garden, University of Utah
  • Redwood Day School, Oakland, CA
  • Research and Community Garden, Tracy Unified School District, Tracy, CA
  • Respite Retreat Community Gardens, Blairsville, GA
  • Richmond Garden Club, Richmond, IL
  • Ridgeview Middle School, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Ridgewood School, Springfield, OH
  • Rising American Indian nation Community Garden, Lehi, UT
  • Riverbend Head Start and Family Services, Collinsville, IL
  • Robert L. Mccaffrey Middle School, Galt, CA
  • Rock Forge Neighborhood House - Morgantown, WV
  • Rural Farm Project Seed Bank, Gioas, Brazil (to restore crop diversity on land destroyed by cattle)
  • Sabathani Community Garden, Minneapolis, MN
  • San Francisco Waldorf School, SanFrancisco, CA
  • Santa Monica College Organic Learning Garden, Santa Monica, CA
  • Secaucus Housing Authority, Senior Citizen's Garden Club, Secaucus, NJ
  • Shared Harvest Kitchen Garden, Bossier City, LA
  • Siloam Springs Middle School, Siloam Springs, AR
  • Sky Mountain EcoEducation Institute - Food Gardens For Those In Need, Escondido, CA
  • Smallholders Foundation of Family Farmers, Imo State, Nigeria, Africa
  • Small Village Community Gardens, Uganda, Africa
  • South Fayette Community Garden, Morgan, PA
  • Special Education Dept., Grant Union High School, John Day, OR
  • Spirit of Youth Community Garden, San Bernardino, CA
  • Spread the Health Appalachia Farm to School Program, Manchester, KY
  • St. Croix Montessori, Stillwater, MN
  • St. John's Lutheran School Garden, Hemet, CA
  • St. Michael School Garden, Netcong, NJ
  • St. Stanislaus Historical Museum Society, Florissant, MO
  • St. Vincent Mission-Grow Appalachia, David, KY
  • Sterling Living Center Community Outreach - Sterling, CO
  • Sun Canyon Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sunol 4H Garden Project, Sunol, CA
  • Sun, Water & Seeds 4-H Club, Novi, MI
  • Sustainable Community Gardens, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Sustainable Development Garden, CSU, Ft Collins, CO
  • Syracuse Grows Community Gardens, Syracuse, NY
  • The Chefs Garden-Culinary Vegetable Institute, Huron, OH
  • The Children's Initiative School Gardens, San Diego, CA
  • The HSPS Youth Farm, NY, NY
  • The Midway School, Smyrna, GA
  • The Woolman School Garden, Nevada City, CA
  • Thiru Valagum Farm, Tamil Nadu, India
  • TomatoFest Community Gardens, Walnut Hills Community Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • TomatoFest - Project Rawanda - Rawanda, Africa
  • Transition House Community Garden, Cambridge, MA
  • Tualatin Valley Gleaners -Food Gardens For Those in Need, Aloha, Oregon
  • Tualatin Valley Gleaners, Beaverton, OR
  • United Church Outreach Growing Green Neighbors, Wyoming, MI
  • United States peace Corps, Republic of Cape Verde
  • University of Kansas Student Farm, Lawrence, KS
  • Urban Roots Community Garden Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Urban Roots Gives Life Program, Cap Haitien, Haiti
  • Valley View ELementary School - Phoenix, AZ
  • Village of Downsville Community Outreach Rural School gardens, Downsville, LA
  • Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary - Salinas, CA
  • Wasatch Community Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • West Broward High School, Pembroke Pines, FL
  • West End Community Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, New Port Richey, FL
  • Wildcat Charter School, Tucson, AZ
  • Winton Place Community Garden, Cincinnati, OH
  • Wood Rose Academy Elementary School Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch, Lewistown, MT
  • Youth Conservation Corps, Waukegan, IL
  • Youth Gardens- Michigan State University Extension, Highland, MI

...and many more gardens in United States, Canada, China, Africa and India.


Request for TomatoFest® Tomato Seed Donations:

If you are involved in a school, community outreach program that could benefit from our tomato seed donation program, please submit our Tomato Seed Donation Request Form below. We will review your request and upon approval send along your tomato seeds as soon as possible We request that all recipients of TomatoFest tomato seeds keep us updated with the progress and results of your garden projects by sending us letters, articles, and especially photos of your gardens and gardeners. We will be highlighting a number of projects to share your success with others on our website.

Tomato Seed Donation Request Form

Please send my donation to: *

Reason for requesting seeds. *
Please provide a paragraph or two describing your project (you may attach additional information).

Tomato Variety requests: *
Please enter the tomato variety and the seed quantity for each tomato variety requested.

We reserve the right to send only varieties that are available but will consider request.

Note: We are a 2-person business. Each seed donation we make involves the cost of pulling seed from inventory, counting seed (by hand), and shipping. We are limited as to how many donations we can afford to make.

Please be aware that it is much easier/faster/less costly for us to donate a variety of seeds of our choice versus fulfilling a request for specific varieties, which requires that I count out the requested seeds (5 seeds at a time) to fill new packs, rather than sending packs we already have counted.