Let's transform the land & secure its viability for future generations

One acre of restored land can remove 16 tons of carbon dioxide a year from the Earth's atmosphere.

When you make a donation to Sustainable Harvest International (SHI), you help rural families in Central America improve their well-being by transitioning away from harmful agricultural practices like slash-and-burn. With your donation, partnering families can adopt regenerative methods to grow an abundance of healthy food for themselves and their communities. They'll protect and restore their land so it can provide for generations, all while drawing down carbon from the atmosphere and healing our planet.

How do SHI's partners restore the land? SHI field trainers help farmers to adopt practices that increase soil carbon and biodiversity to allow for a healthy soil ecosystem. These practices include cover cropping, composting, erosion barriers, intercropping, crop rotation, and decreasing or eliminating burning the land, using agrochemicals, and tilling. Reforested areas provide tree cover and, combined with the root systems of other plants and land rich with organic mulch, the soil health is drastically improved. The soil and trees provide a remarkable system for the draw down of harmful carbon dioxide from the Earth's atmosphere.

SHI promotes a future where both farmers and their land flourish.

Your donation this Earth Day supports the restoration of the land in Central America.

If so, make sure you let them know! We now have downloadable 4x6 cards that explain how your gift supports healthy families and a healthy planet. To download a 4x6 card, click on the giving level links below.

Plant a dozen trees - Build a stove - Regenerate an acre - Plant a school garden - Support a family for a year - Support a family for five years

Want to learn more about our programs before you donate? Click here. You can also hear directly from other donors and supporters here.