Make, grow and give with SEED

Your complete automatic irrigation system in a box


 
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Mission

We offer SEED, a full-service, technologically-advanced “farm in a box” that allows everyone -- from small plot farmers to windowsill growers -- to grow more food while gaining 21st century skills.

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SEED kit

SEED offers an Ikea-like flexibility and warm aesthetic in a variety of settings. Whether it’s the DIY tinkerer, the frequent traveler, the hobbyist wanting right-out-of-the-box solutions, or the raised bed grower, our customer wants an easy way to keep their plants alive.

 
 
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Our Strategy

How do you address food security and reduce agriculture’s impact on climate change? Our strategy has a twofold objective: promote soil regeneration through an efficient, user-intuitive product and create resiliency and economic growth through food production. SEED customers are “conscious consumers” interested in growing plants in various configurations, while providing a benefit to communities in need.

Our Model

We bring SEED to underserved communities by promoting a conscious consumerism focused on sustainability and positive social impact. Under our one-for-one sales model for every kit sold, one is sent to a farmer in a developing community to implement the user-friendly technology in their fields. The product is not simply a gift, but a tool to increase production yields and address a core cause of food insecurity. 

Future Forward

Reducing food insecurity and increasing resilience requires improved irrigation, increased yields, better soils, biological resource conservation and a flexible, future-forward delivery system. The sourcing of our user-friendly kit is transparent, based in ethical practices. and creates education and employment opportunities in the agtech sector for women and traditionally hard-to-employ groups.

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Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

— John Harrigan

 
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Sabrina Williams, Co-Founder and CEO

With a background in architecture, law, and urban planning, Sabrina has focused on social justice issues in urban communities. In 2000, she founded the non-profit home&community inc., and developed SEED to address food security in low-income populations. She organized SEED workshops in Cuba and South Los Angeles. Those services and network of over 600 recipients and clients provide the foundation of initial customers.

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Ruby Ríos, Co-Founder and CCO

Ruby holds degrees in toy design and sustainability from OTIS College of Art and Design. Her design strategy has been to maintain a balance between art, design, nature, and technology. Her strength lies in responsive branding, biomimicry, UX/UI design and interactive, and immersive educational experiences. She has designed first iterations of SEED for workshops in Cuba.

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Easter Thames, CTO

Easter is an alumna of Columbia University with a background in biomedical & mechanical engineering and interests in medicine, healthcare, and social & environmental justice. She was a researcher at Charles Drew and co-author of papers on mammary cancer stem cell research. As a tutor & program leader at Compton USD, she engaged students in STEM and joined LACI’s APC community as a volunteer. She now utilizes her skills in CAD, programming, mechatronics, and prototyping to develop SEED.