Green Festival Speakers
A native of Colombia, raised in Miami, Astrid’s journey of living closer to the earth, began at thirteen. Realizing people’s disconnection with the natural world, she became active in educating and inspiring people to live more harmonious lives. After being formally trained as an interior designer at the F.I.T. in New York City, Astrid moved to California. She incorporated her studies as a designer with her environmental sensibilities beginning her career as an ecological interior designer. She expanded her knowledge and acquired a Certificate in Green Building and Permaculture, as well as becoming LEED accredited. In 2008 she launched Astrid Design Studio an ecological interior design firm. In 2011 Astrid and her husband, Matthew, started The Living Seed Company an heirloom seed company focused on offering rare seeds to gardeners all over the world. Through their work, they teach and re-engage gardeners in the ancient art of seed saving.