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Seeds and Tools

Seeds and Tools



A flourishing vegie patch doesn’t happen by accident – this gift ensures that the right tools are available to get that garden growing! With training, seeds and tools, a vegie patch can feed a family – and beyond!

How your gift helps

The right supplies and training can really get your garden growing! Families in Papua, Indonesia are enjoying improved nutrition and healthy crops, and another source of income, as they grow their own produce in kitchen gardens and vegie patches. Tearfund’s partner Yasera provides seeds to get them started, making use of readily available materials like banana leaves as seed-starting pots. Community members also learn about basket composting and preparing garden beds ready for planting out seedlings. Sweet potato, cassava, corn and cabbage are some of the nourishing foods they grow.

What you receive
  • Choose from a Printed Card, Download & Print (PDF), E-card, or No Card.
  • Links to Download & Print (PDF) and E-cards are emailed to you after checkout.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the card.
  • Printed cards:
    • A blank envelope for your card.
    • Free standard postage within Australia or $7 for Express Post. Note: Please see our FAQs for updated delivery information during COVID-19. Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 12pm AEST. Please note: Express Post only operates in these areas within Australia.
    • Note: We cannot ship printed cards outside Australia (but you can still order the digital cards).
    • Note: We do NOT write on your cards — they are delivered to you to personalise.
  • A tax-deductible receipt.