FarmVille’s Sweet Seeds for Haiti event was launched after the tragic earthquake in Haiti earlier this year that left the country in ruin. Through the campaign, which saw players of the farming simulation game spend real money to unlock temporary access to an exclusive, limited edition seed, Zynga’s Haiti Relief Fund raise over $1 million in support of the cause.
If you missed out on your chance to donate the first time around, Zynga has re-launched the Sweet Seeds for Haiti campaign within the game, with 50% of current purchase proceeds going to help build a new K-12 school for the children of Mirebalais.
Head over to the Seeds tab of the FarmVille marketplace and you can purchase a seven day permit for Sweet Yams for 25 Farm Cash. Purchasing the permit unlocks access to plant the yams, just as you would plant any other crop in the game. Once unlocked, the yams can be planted for 10 coins per square and harvested for 125 coins per square, after they grow for 6 hours. You’ll receive 3 experience points for every square of yams you plant.
Remember, since you’ve purchased these seeds with real money, you’ll be rewarded with the fact that they’ll never wither. You can plant as many seeds as you like, as often as you like, in keeping with the same rules associated with every other crop in the game (again, with the addition of a “no-wither” stipulation).
To see photos and to learn more about how Zynga has already worked to help Haiti in their time of need, check out their progress report which is available to view on Facebook, or head over to the game’s page to purchase your own permit to grow the Sweet Yams.