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The Seed Huntress

Sefra Alexandra The Seed Huntress has dedicated her life to the preservation of global seed biodiversity. With years of experience and a passion for her work, Sefra has become a leading voice in the field of seed conservation. Her tireless efforts have led to the creation of numerous seed banks and the development of new techniques for preserving our global seed heritage.

Sefra is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. Her engaging talks and workshops on the importance of seed conservation have inspired audiences around the globe. Whether you are a farmer, a gardener, or simply someone who cares about the future of our planet, Sefra's lectures will leave you with a deeper understanding of the crucial role that seeds play in our world.


Regenerative design principles are applicable across all sectors. Sefra has spoken to Universities, Corporate Clients, Schools, Land Trusts, Garden Clubs at Global Symposia to entrepreneurship forums & innovation labs about her work. The tactics and principles she implements from disaster zones to local homes invites all to have a seat at the table in being stewards of regenerating our wild lands and safeguarding our world's collective biodiversity & food security through seed preservation. Join us! 

The Seed Huntress- is an endurance race ethnobotanist on a perennial hunt to preserve the biodiversity of our wild and cultivated lands through seed conservation.

Sefra leads - The Ecotype Project - to amplify the amount of truly local native seed available for ecological restoration, creating the first ecoregional seed supply chain in the Northeast, USA.  She is on the steering committee for the newly formed Northeast Seed Network.  In 2020 she began where she guides ‘backyard expeditions’ that are paddlin’ for the pollinators, planting native plants by boat along riparian corridors.

The Seed Huntress started the Southport Globe Onion Initiative to revive a prolific allium heirloom back to her home soils - starting the towns annual Southport Globe Onion Festival. 

She has conducted seed conservation field work around the globe, fortifying community seed banks on island nations after natural disasters and working for Svalbard The Global Seed Vaults BOLD Project to safeguard seed collections of countries around the world.
Sefra holds her M.A.T. in agroecological education from Cornell University, is a fellow of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, a WINGS WorldQuest expedition flag carrier & member of the Explorers Club.

She runs a disaster response organization Tactivate & wilderness skills school- The Readiness Collective- with her twin brother.
 Together they teach corporate clients around the world the resiliency skills that apply from base camp to the boardroom. 





The Seed Huntress

Speaker Kit

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Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar 
Genebank Impacts Fellow - The Crop Trust


Garden Club of America - ZONE II - Horticultural Commendation 


Explorer in Residence -

WINGS WorldQuest Associate Board
Sasquanaug Association
Freed Seed Federation


Steering Committee:
Northeast Seed Network


join the expedition to save our worlds seeds !

“Catch! calls the Once-ler.
He lets something fall.
It's a Truffula Seed.
It's the last one of all!
You're in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula.
Treat it with care.
Give it clean water.
And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest.
Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
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