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 local SHI Field Trainers to dramatically improve their quality of life while restoring the environment.
Recent Press Releases
Episode of Expeditions on PBS To Highlight SHI
An episode of Expeditions with host Patrick McMillan that highlights SHI's work in Belize and how it benefits migratory song birds has been on PBS stations in SC, but will not be on other PBS stations until the fall.
Florence Reed Speaks At SLU's Contemporary Issues Forum (Video)
Florence Reed, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and President and Founder of Sustainable Harvest International, at St. Lawrence University's Contemporary Issues Forum discussing "Planting Hope Beyond Your Back Yard. How Sustainable Farming Can End Poverty and Deforestation"
Emmy Award Winner Patrick McMillan and Lady Zen Entertain at Sustainable Harvest International’s Annual Event
Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) celebrated their 16 years of working with Central American communities at the College of the Atlantic on July 20. The event entitled, Families, Food and Forests: Celebrating Sustainability, featured Emmy award winner Patrick McMillan, Emmy nominated film, Belize, Central America’s Last…
Florence Reed Wins 2012 Shriver Award for her Efforts in Sustainable Agriculture
Be sure to watch the video at the bottom of this article!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…
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…
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Ellsworth, ME U.S.A.
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