The plants

Saatkultur* is a non-profit project that aims to collect donations for humanitarian aid through the promotion of bags containing organic seed. The seed assortment includes nine edible plants that originated in different countries and continents and have come to enrich our cuisine.

The integration projects

The seed bags also serve as a medium against racism: The backs of the bags contain information about pioneering projects that are committed to the inclusion of refugees and represent mutual cultural enrichment.

The designers

Saatkultur* is also a design project: Nine designers from all over the world have designed the covers of the seed bags and captured the plants in a unique and individual way. This graphic series also reflects a cultural diversity.

Double seeds?

Saatkultur* offers seeds in a dual sense – on the one hand the bags contain ecological seeds for gardening and culinary purposes, whereas on the other hand they represent social seeds for social change.


Buy our seed bags

Saatkultur* was originally introduced on 15 May 2022 in the Schleswig-Holstein State Museum Schloss Gottorf park. Since then, our fundraising campaign has continued in a variety of ways. Our seeds are available for order directly from us for EUR 3 per bag plus postage at:

Saatkultur* seed bags are also available for sale in various shops – currently at TIDE Treibholz & Feinkost (Rothestraße 53, 22765 Hamburg), at Pflanz Kafka (Am Rathenaupark 13, 22763 Hamburg) and at blume und raum (Lausitzer Str. 26a, 10999 Berlin).

We can also be found at changing locations in public spaces with two raised beds that we have converted into showcases. One of these serves as our seed vending machine: passers-by can insert EUR 3 per bag and purchase the seeds themselves. In July and August 2023, the Saatkultur* showcases were presented over a few days in a temporary pavilion by the architecture collective Frugal Bauen in front of the Ernst Barlach Haus in Hamburg. At the beginning of September 2023, we were guests in front of the Bargheer Museum in Hamburg’s Jenischpark.

Donations for what?

The proceeds from the donation (minus the seed culture* material costs) will go to the organization morethanshelters e. V., which both helps people in crisis areas and works towards the integration of refugees in Germany. The organization will use half of the amount for a project in the Jordanian refugee camp Za’atari, the other half for the initial care of Ukrainian refugees in Berlin.

morethanshelters e. V.
GLS Bank
IBAN: DE35 4306 0967 1139 0999 00
Verwendungszweck: Saatkultur