Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides families in Central America with the training and tools to preserve our planet's tropical forests while overcoming poverty.
Since its initiation in 1997 by returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Florence Reed, SHI has assisted families in rural farming communities in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. With organic vegetable, wood-conserving stoves, community loan funds and a host of other projects, participants work with SHI Field Trainers to dramatically improve their quality of life while restoring the environment.
Sustainable Harvest International's main office is located in Surry, Maine, with an outreach office in Carrboro, North Carolina. SHI has an annual operating budget of $1.7 million, has eight full-time employees in the United States and three full-time employees who split their time between the US and Central America.
Recent Press Releases
Florence Reed Wins 2012 Shriver Award for her Efforts in Sustainable Agriculture
Florence Reed’s years of dedication to her sustainable agriculture initiative in Central America has earned her the 2012 Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). Surry, ME July 24, 2012 - Florence Reed’s years of dedication to her sustainable…
Ohio Wesleyan University Students Partner with Environmental Non-Profit to Document Women Farmers in Panama
EXHIBIT: "In Sight and Mind: A Photographic Collaboration with Women of Rural Panama” Delaware, OH and Surry, ME - April 2, 2012 - Every day around the world, women face personal and social constraints that are generally communicated through words, cultural practices, individual actions and…
SHI Assesses Safety of Honduran Staff and Volunteers
SURRY, ME & YORO, HONDURAS - December 27, 2011 - SHI-Honduras (also called Fundación Cosecha Sostenible de Honduras or FUCOHSO) was started in 1997 and is Sustainable Harvest International's largest and oldest program, noted for its commitment to community participation and empowerment. SHI's local staff…
SHI Founder Named To Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program
SURRY, ME - November 21, 2011 - The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, has named non-profit Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) Founder and President, Florence Reed, to their Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program for the upcoming 2012-13 academic year. The Woodrow Wilson Visiting…
Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) Earns Top Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
SURRY, MAINE - OCTOBER 3, 2011 - Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities, has once again awarded a four-star rating to Sustainable Harvest International. This coveted 4-star rating, the highest honor Charity Navigator bestows, has been awarded to SHI in fiscal years 2006,…
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