"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations.

For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who

want an alternative, We pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.

The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release.

More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."

A native of Colombia and raised in Miami Beach, Astrid’s journey of living closer to the earth, began at the ripe age of thirteen. Realizing people’s disconnection with the natural world, she became active in educating and inspiring people to live more harmonious lives.

After being formally trained as an interior designer at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Astrid moved to California to connect deeper with the land.  She incorporated her studies as a designer with her environmental sensibilities beginning her career as an ecological interior designer. She expanded her knowledge and acquired a Certificate in Green Building and Permaculture, as well as becoming LEED accredited. While working in the design field she saw the need for more sustainable practices, and launched her firm Astrid Design Studio. 

In 2009 she moved to the agricultural institute of Solstice Grove located in west Marin county, California, where she deepened her connection with the natural world and had the delight of meeting her husband Matthew. Astrid looks forward to continuing her path of educating others to create harmonious living environments by empowering them to grow food and save seeds!

Matthew was raised in the wilds of the great northern forest named Chequamegon, in Wisconsin.  He lived close to the land and enjoyed many days in the gardens of his grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles.  He also found great interest in the artistic world.  Formally trained as an artist, he uses his skills to bring people closer to the natural world and also towards a more peaceful existence on the planet.

Matthew is most known for his work in the global peace movement with Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, UN Messenger of Peace.  The two teamed up to create the Giant Peace Dove puppet movement, which has touched hundreds of thousands of people in over 80 countries around the world. 

In the spirit of planting seeds of peace, joy, beauty and food for this world, he and his wife Astrid decided to create the Living Seed Company.  They believe the power of people growing food together and saving their own seeds is one of the best ways to achieve both inner harmony and global prosperity.

Living Seed Company offers seeds that are the highest in quality and 100% open-pollinated.  We warrant that the seeds have been properly labeled and identified and meet viability standards as set by State and Federal law.  We have based the prices of our seed collection(s) on this limitation warranty and liability.

We understand the sensitive state of seeds to temperature, light and moisture, for that reason, we store and ship our seeds in an secure and expedited manner to ensure the safe arrival of your purchase.  We understand that the results of a yield are dependant on many variables including the handling, storage, soil, weather and cultivator.  As any responsible seed company does, Living Seed Company limits the liability for a loss in harvest or any monetary loss that may have been associated with the purchase of seeds to the purchase cost of seeds.

By the acceptance of the seeds, the buyer accepts the limitations and disclaimers described herein.

Living Seed Company is licensed by the state of California to sell seeds.  

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