Seeds Program

Five-hour program for 5th grade - adult

A mini version of the popular Global Gateway, this program challenges participants to work together to acquire food, then cook a creative cultural meal at their house in the Heifer Global Village. Unlike our other half-day program, Cultural Connections, Seeds touches on hunger, poverty, income inequality, and other struggles faced daily by impoverished communities around the world. Older groups may opt for the more challenging bartering simulation, while younger groups get an introduction to budgeting and decision-making in our popular world marketplace.

Group size: 8 to 40 youth
Chaperone requirements: one adult for every eight youth; minimum two adults

Pricing: Varies by group size, season, and other factors

Cost: Starts at $20 per person

Sample Seeds schedule (marketplace version):

  • 10:00am Welcome & orientation, introduction to work of Heifer International
  • 10:15am World Map activity
  • 10:45am Walking tour of Heifer Global Village
  • 12:00pm Market opens. “Family” groups decide what to buy, then cook a delicious cultural meal at their house in Global Village. Afterward, families work together to clean dishes and houses.
  • 2:30pm Reconvene in Lower Level classroom for debrief activities and discussions.
  • 3:00pm Program finished.