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Our Mantra

‘To All Goodness and Kindness from Mother Earth and the Human Spirit’

Our Vision

Plants, animals, humans each provide healing powers; all three combined will be a source of extraordinary and beneficial energies. SEED OF LOVE’s vision is to operate an education center, where learning, nurturing and healing will promote common understanding, love and personal growth for persons with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

Our Mission

  • To develop a green education center to give persons with disabilities, special needs and from disadvantaged backgrounds living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the knowledge and skills in sustainable gardening, orchardry,  herbiculture and animal care.
  • To serve as a green therapy center to nurture, give care to and encourage independence in people with special needs.
  • To provide accredited internships for community college students studying special education, horticulture, and non-profit management.
  • To be a place for passionate volunteers to come together and engage in agricultural education, outreach and mentoring.

Our People

Ketty Mobed, PhD – President and Founding Member, Board of DirectorsBaySt3
Ketty has degrees in Animal Science, Public Health and Epidemiology. She is a retired educator/researcher from the University of California. She is a certified Master Gardener and volunteers for the following San Francisco Bay Area based organizations: Big Wave Project farm, SF Laguna Honda Hospital for long-term rehabilitation, SF Zoological Garden, Arc SF, San Francisco/San Mateo Master Gardeners. She loves to bring people, animals and plants together.

 

Anita Galeana – Member, Board of Directors
Anita has a B.S. degree in Nursing from Madonna University in Michigan. Before relocating to the Bay Area, she spent 16 years in intensive care nursing and coordinating clinical drug trials in cardiology. Since moving to Burlingame, she switched her focus to music education and non-profit work, obtaining certification as a UC Master Gardener for San Mateo and San Francisco counties in 2014. A classically trained pianist, she has advocated for music education in schools for 18 years, serving on the board of the Burlingame Community for Education, and currently is co-chair for the education and outreach programs for Music at Kohl Mansion.

 

Katherine Ricker – Member, Board of Directors
Katherine has over 30 years’ experience in health care in the public sector.  She has performed health and medical care research, program evaluation and planning, and served as administrative and community outreach staff for a variety of programs ranging from hospital, clinic, mental health, substance abuse, public health and indigent care. She is also a successful grant writer and an enthusiastic urban gardener.