Matthew and Astrid - The Living Seed Co.

AM TaosFrom our Seed Hearts to yours:

Seven years ago, while living in community in the Redwoods of Marin County California, I was given stewardship over our seed cache. I had been spending more and more time in the garden.  Feeling the pull of the soil that fed me peas and carrots for breakfast as a child in dew-dripped mornings of Northern Wisconsin. The wonder, power, and infinite nature of seeds had captivated me. In a time of contemplation, deep upon a mountain, I was inspired to start a seed company. As if arranged by the seed gods themselves within days I discovered, met, and fell in love with Bill McDorman  and Belle Starr. Their openness, passion, and love for all of life embraced me and my wife Astrid. I was fortunate to make it to the second Seed School and have my life changed forever. A few months later we hosted Bill, Belle, and Seed School in our home and community. Seed school is an experience for which I will forever be grateful. Bill and Belle inspire so much in people. They affirm life, beauty, community and communion.  If you ever have the chance to be with them, I highly recommend it.


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Matthew Hoffman
The Living Seed Company

Who We Are

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening seed and food security in our region.

Our mission is to assure a diverse and abundant supply of seeds for the Rocky Mountain West through networking, education and helping establish community-based models of seed stewardship.



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