We are real people!
Yes, that kind of sounds silly, but how many times do you feel like you deal with face-less companies and not real people. Companies that nowadays just don't seem to care or hold themselves accountable for the things they do. We do care and we are tired of dealing with companies that keep us on hold for 20 minutes when we call or transfer us to an answering service in another country! Read our bios below. We are here for you.
Sustainable Seed Company is located in pristine Round Valley, California. That is about 4 hours north of San Francisco, California. We do not operate a retail location at this time. Mail order only.
We are a new generation of farmers who understand that if there is to be a bright future for humanity we need to start farming and living sustainably today. We are the Sustainable Seed Company...
Theo (Vice President)
Theo at SustainableSeedco.com 707-237-8981
Theo is...well...what doesn't Theo do! Actually, none of the entire website here would be possible without him. He is a web and graphic artist genius. His talent has really put Sustainable Seed Co. out in the world to be seen. From this website to seed packages to banners and t-shirts. If it says Sustainable Seed on it, he created it! Recently, he has been filming the workings at Sustainable Seed Company and sharing them with the world.
Without him phones wouldn't get answered, orders processed, seed packages filled, and on the story goes. This company would come to a grinding halt without all the hours Theo tirelessly puts into the company. Theo IS the Sustainable Seed Company. So when you are admiring those amazing veggies you harvested this summer, remember to send him a quick email and a picture to let him know how much you appreciate him!
SBarr at SustainableSeedco.com 707-237-8985
My name is Sharon Barr. I am excited and delighted to have the opportunity to work for a company that’s mission is “Self sufficiency though Food independence.” During my time in college I spent countless hours studying the social injustices in this world. One of the biggest injustices in this world is the horrible reality of the how our food is produced. Graduating with a BA degree in Cross-Cultural studies and Transformational Community Development I wanted to spend my life being a mover and shaker in this world (aka World Changer).
Food security is important to me. Working for sustainable seed Company is allowing me to learn a great deal about saving seeds, growing food, and so much more.
I am glad to work for a company that is giving people a chance to grow their own food.
With family in Covelo, my journey in life has lead me to this wonderful small town and to Sustainable Seed Company.
With wonderful owners, co-workers, and opportunity to learn and grow I feel fortunate that life has lead me here…to work with and for people who are dedicated to making a difference in this world through food security and sustainability.
Ive (Bulk Seed/Seed Quality Specialist)
IEddy at SustainableSeedco.com 707-703-1242
I started my undergraduate degree at Colorado State University in the fall of 2008.
I had debated what I wanted to study for years, and all my tree- hugging convictions eventually led me towards sustainable agriculture.
Many of our greatest environmental and humanitarian challenges are related to current agricultural processes.
However, the more I studied, the more I realized that preservation of genetic diversity and the ability of farmers to grow their own seeds was central to the sustainable lifestyle.
I have learned a great amount thus far at SSC, and look forward to the challenges and insights ahead.
CMcDowell at SustainableSeedco.com 707-703-1242
I have been in trades for most of my life. I was given this gem of an opportunity to fill this position and I am very lucky to be around such good folk, community, and a beautiful setting to top it all off. Looking forward to making Round Valley my home and am excited for the future.
"Lord let me die with a hammer in my hand." ( Gillian Welch)
Shannon (Customer Quality Specialist)
SInglebright at SustainableSeedco.com 707-703-1242
I have spent the last few years of my life trying to live a more sustainable existence.
Through traveling and learning from different cultures in South America about the art of growing food to working in the state of Virginia growing and selling locally produced organic vegetables to undeserved communities; I have seen, first hand, the seed to food cycle on the verge of being lost.
seed to food-better way to say that?
These experiences have taught me that through the basic act of growing vegetables, herbs, and grains; I can better understand my environment and my place within it.
The importance of growing food, has lead me, in the end, to working at Sustainable Seed Co. Here, i can experience the significance of having access to OP, non-GMO seed, to better serve our communities and our bellies.
As we say in the shop, "we are seed warriors!"
Chris (Seed Technician)
Cahn at SustainableSeedco.com 707-703-1242
Chris graduated from the University of Maryland (go Terps!) with a degree in Business Information Systems in 2009. Upon graduation Chris worked for a global business/technology consulting firm in Chicago, IL for nearly two years before realizing the office job was not his passion.
Instead, Chris chose to pursue his interest in sustainable agriculture which led him to an incredible one and a half year experience at a farm in central Massachusetts working for a non-profit organization called Heifer International. At Heifer International, Chris learned the value and importance of our food system and its effect on our communities and environment. In an effort to continue his knowledge and further his passion in agriculture, Chris joined Sustainable Seed Company in January of 2013 because of its dedicated mission to provide a sustainable approach and service to growing food!
He wakes up every morning excited to bike to work, answer your phone calls, pack seeds and work in the fields so we can all enjoy in the fruits of our labors together!
George the Wonder Cat
What a great site, great philosophy, and great inventory! It's so nice to find a small and personal organic seed site. My husband I live off the grid in the Sierra Foothills (23 years up here after moving from Palo Alto, CA). We are happy to support Sustainable Seed Company with this first order. We will definitely be back for more. Congratulations on putting together such a nice site and such a friendly company. The best of luck to you all!
I am so excited about finding your site. I ordered some "supposed" heirloom seeds from another company a few years ago, and was very disappointed with both the germination rate and the resulting veggies they created.
I will be placing an order with you guys in about a week. I am so excited--I can "feel" the exuberance of your "team" jumping through the pages! It is catching.
Good luck to all of you and I so look forward to working with your seeds and then sending you positive feedback about them. I love what you all are doing. What an exciting future for all of you and your customers.
1. Start early. Smaller seeds like tmaetoos, peppers and tobacco take time to germinate.2. Use peat pots and a porous soil mix for proper breathing.3. You can use the cardboard egg cartons if you have saved enough of them4. Create a little greenhouse by covering with plastic in a sunny window5. Be careful not to over water–as so many of us are “overcaring”
WOW! I ordered several packages of organic heirloom seeds. Of course, I planted double what I really wanted because you know they don't all germinate...WRONG! I had 46 tomatoes, 33 broccoli and the list goes on. Our square foot garden is flourishing with beautiful huge vegetable plants. Great company. Thank you for being there!
Thanks .. great seeds last year close to 100% germination ratio.Charles
I think your service is great, your selection is amazing, and your prices do not break the bank! So I am looking forward to doing business with you in the future.Marianna
You guys did such a wonderful job! I just wanted to say Thank You!Kim
I really like your emailed newsletters. I'm a blind gardener and very into organic and sustainable gardening. Keep up the great work.Gilbert
I know you are aware of the good will such actions create. You are a jewel and I appreciate you! Actually we have seven acres, about half of which will be under cultivation this summer. Trying to teach folks to eat locally, grow their own crops...Lou
Thanks for your prompt reply. Sue was very helpful and got me through the problem. Excellent job!Jerry
Thanks for the speedy delivery. The wheat has been planted and the majority has taken hold... already 4" high and its only been planted for 9 days :) I can't wait to plant the other stuff next spring. I told others about your companySam
Thanks for what you do! Just made my first order with you!Tracy
I ordered a variety of vegetable seeds last spring. I have to tell you that the germination rate was better than any other heirloom seeds I have had before, and the plants thrived! In this climate zone 4 in Minnesota, the weather can do just about...Diane
Thank you so much for your prompt service. I love what you're doing and hope to become a regular customer!Mary ann