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Teddy was born and raised in Kenya and carries on with the family tradition of eco-friendly stove design and construction.  He has directed his father's legacy  the Woodlands 2000 Trust over the last decade,  and has contributed greatly to the conservation and enhancment  of natural forest regeneration throughout Kenya .

Elsen Karstad is a Canadian national and long-time resident of Kenya who combines his educational background as an ecologist with a flair for engineering and sales. Elsen’s role in the Seedballs Initiative, through his company Chardust Ltd., is the design and operation of the innovative seedball production system. Elsen is a pilot, wildlife photographer and eco-enterpreneur.

Teddy Kinyanjui

Elsen Karstad

Mikhail Kuzi is Creative Director at Avocado Creative Studio in Nairobi, Kenya. His background encompasses several disciplines in design and business including brand development, strategy and graphic design.

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John Njuguna takes care of Chardust’s administrative systems, personnel, accounts and day to day operations.   John and Elsen have been inseperable business partners in various ventures close to twenty years.  He contributes his vast knowledge and experience of farming in Kenya to help create trees from seeds.

Amy Sandys-Lumsdaine is an established Wildlife Artist and married to Elsen Karstad.    Amy has designed, created and manages the website for Seedballs Kenya and contributes her knowledge on design and merchandise.


The Seedballs Team

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