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"The trees have protected me my whole life"

- Pandora Thomas
Founder & Farm Manager at EARTHseed Farm

The EARTHseed Family

Nonhuman Kin

At EARTHseed we honor all beings and the role they play in stewarding our community. We look to our nonhuman kin for guidance in these times and encourage you to do the same! Earthward!

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Soil
Sunset
Sun
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Water
Sky Full of Light
Air

Fantastic Felines

Pootsie, Greybeard and B.B. Queen

& Our Farm Dog

Jackson Black

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Tree Kin

Redwoods, Maples, Willows, Oaks, Eucalyptus, nine varieties of Asian pears, Apples, Pineapple Guavas, Persimmons, Mulberry, Walnut, Olive

Team of Composters!

Our Kunekune pigs, Humphrey and Benny!

Bush Kin

Hundreds of Blackberries and Raspberries

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Flower & Native Plant Kin

California Poppy, Dahlias, Roses, Plantain and more

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Animal & Inverterbrate Kin

Gophers, Falcons, Peregrines, Owls, Bluebirds, Snakes, Worms, Spiders, Ladybugs, Bees and more! 

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Rest in Peace Herbert and Wilbert, two of our beloved pigs who passed away in the Fall of 2021.  

Human Kin

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Octavia Butler

EARTHseed Ancestor

We love and honor you as we fulfill your healing visions!  Octavia birthed the name “Earthseed” in her Parable of the Sower Series.

Illustration by Jade Orlando

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Frances Louise Short Thomas 

EARTHseed Elder

Thank you for your love of all things human and more than human!

Current Stewards

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Richelle Johnson
Operations Magician

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Mallika Nair
Abundance Lead

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Khadeem Thomas
Administrative Steward

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Ayoade Balogun
Intern

Farm Team

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Fernando Gonzalez
Farm Co-Manager

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Juan Camilo Hernandez
Farm Operations Steward

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Nate Brown
Orchard Advisor

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Britta Baskerville
Compost Diva

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Tomas Paniagua
Elder Farm Steward

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Manuel Flores
Farm Steward

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Juan Flores
Farm Steward

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John Valenzuela
Orchard Consultant

U-Pick Team

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Flore Costumé
U-Pick Steward

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Azalea
Youth U-Pick Steward

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Clarence
Volunteer

Artists

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Feven Zewdi
Artist in Residence

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Zion Davidson
Culinary Arts

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Abi Huff
Herb Diva

Devin Ariel
Photographer

Previous Stewards

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Kabil Romero
Farm Steward

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Basia Doran
Farm Steward

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Fernando Paniagua
Farm Steward

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Grace Harris Johnson
EARTHseed Fellow 
for Fiber Arts

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Lisbeth Paniagua
U-Pick Steward

Chiara Arellano
U-Pick Steward

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Artist in Residence

Caitie Ferro
U-Pick Steward

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Antonio Paniagua
Farm Manager

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Brent Walker
Agricultural Steward

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