Who We Are

Tim Risk

SEEDS is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization

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Since 1999 . . .

. . . we've been fostering local solutions to global issues. 

We are a collective of designers ranging from those who design educational curriculum to those who design wastewater treatment systems. We bring a holistic perspective to design challenges and help communities make durable decisions about their own future. 

Connect with SEEDS, and gain opportunities to deepen your understanding of your community. You may choose to hire our Professional Services knowing that we love our work because we only accept jobs that align with our mission.

With the understanding that all systems are connected, we frame our work into three categories:

1) Building Community Locally: We enhance community resilience by networking fantastic educators and students of all ages together. 

2) Energy & Environmental Analysis: We engage in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions monitoring and planning as well as sustainability audits allowing a quantitative perspective on complex behavior.

3) Ecological Engineering & Design: We specialize in water systems; we think stormwater infiltration is the cat's pajamas and that wastewater has important and useful nutrients. 

Our favorite work involves bringing these realms together and convening participatory processes that develop strategies for change with measurable outcomes. Here is how you can support us directly.

We invite you to get to know our projects, our staff, and our professional work. Find us at our:

Headwaters Office

Official office hours: 10am-2pm M-F

934 E. 8th Street | Traverse City, Michigan 49686

Snail mail to: PO Box 2454 Traverse City 49685

Anything else? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more!