I will be a Hummingbird. I will do the best I can!

Nobel Laureate -Wangari Maathai

Indian Farmers in Crisis

Since 1997 it is estimated that between 125,000-200,000 farmers have taken their own life. Genetically Modified seeds, costly pesticides and high water requirements have placed all farmers just one failed crop away from economic ruin.
The Hummingbird Project is working with Dr. Vandana Shiva and her organization, Navdanya, to bring the techniques of the soil food web to the already existing Farmer Training Programs. Working with Navdanya and several other Indian NGOs, has allowed us to personally train over a 1000 farmers, trainers, students and officials about organic farming methods in 6 different states across India.

About Us

The Hummingbird Project was inspired by the belief that a coalition of individuals, each working for positive change, can have a great impact on the world.  Founded in 2010, by Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, THP focuses on cultivating a living soil, growing healthy food and capturing renewable energy.

We envision a world in which people, inspired by nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods that enhance biodiversity and regenerate healthy ecosystems.

Today, The Hummingbird Project has grown into an international network of volunteers, collaborating organizations and projects on three continents.


Thank you so much for your support!
Change doesn’t have to be expensive. That’s why The Hummingbird Project is committed to providing big impact on a small budget. 100% of your gift directly supports THP’s global educational initiatives, which are selected using rigorous criteria.
THP believes in organizational transparency and is registered with GuideStar, an online database of nonprofit information. You can find details regarding THP’s governance, finances, accomplishments, needs and more at our GuideStar profile.

In addition to a one time donation, Just provides the opportunity to make a reoccurring donation or a gift in someone’s name or honor.

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The primary purpose of the Hummingbird Project is to create sustainable systems using permaculture principles that enhance and benefit communities by educating and empowering individuals to improve quality of life and foster stewardship of the earth.