Jessica Manchester started Earthbeat Seeds after discovering the joy of raising plants from seed. "Seeds are magical. They literally contain the genetic material of the future. To be able to hold that in your hand is quite empowering!" She believes simple solutions are needed to complex problems, and that those solutions start close to home.
Seed security requires many small-scale sources of sustainably and ethically grown seed. Mass produced seed, grown overseas on a large scale using fossil fuel dependent systems, and distributed through complex supply chains, causes a dangerous dependency. During times of climate, political and economic uncertainty, this has lead to lack of access to seed for many farmers and gardeners. For this reason, she continues to expand her selection of high quality, small scale and sustainably grown seed, "For the Medicine of Tomorrow".