Conserving and Restoring Michigan Lands

About SEEDS EcoCorps Crews

SEEDS EcoCorps crew leaders and members get first-hand experience in careers related to restoration of public and private lands, installing and maintaining ecologically regenerative landscapes, farming, and green infrastructure.

SEEDS has proudly served Michigan as a green solutions incubator and employer since 1999. In addition to our permanent teaching and consulting staff, through our EcoCorps program we also provide seasonal employment for green collar career explorers.

EcoCorps crews are available to partner with or hire. We also work on fundraising with our public and nonprofit partners to make project dreams happen!

Do you have a project in mind for EcoCorps? Call or email for rates and  scheduling.


Our Services

Park Land, Private Land, Trails and Shoreline Restoration

SEEDS work crews active in areas throughout lower Michigan on projects that include the restoration of natural habitats for pollinators and aquatic species, building  maintaining sustainable trail systems and more.

Landscaping, Gardening and Light Construction

We can work with you to plan and create an ecologically responsive landscape. Based on your interests, we work with you to plan spaces that are home to you and abundant natural beauty. 

Maintenance and Green Cleaning Services

EcoCorps crews only use nontoxic products. All of our work is insured. We’ve done green cleaning, fence maintenance, painting, managing and removing ‘resource piles’ and dock installation and removal.

EcoStrategies Projects

SEEDS EcoStrategies  provides consulting services that help our clients and partners reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, become more energy efficient, and become more resilient through ecological landscaping and restoration projects. Our EcoCorps crews have the capability to do the on the ground work planned by our EcoStrategies consulting team.

Where We Work

Our crews work throughout upper and lower Michigan, with most projects concentrated around our Headwaters and Historic Barns Park in Traverse City. SEEDS EcoCorps has completed projects from the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula down to Saginaw’s Wickes Park and at many points in-between. Our projects goals include restoring and conserving habitat, removing invasive species, maintaining trail systems, and more. 

The EcoCorps Blog

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SEEDS was created by its founders to be a local response to our global challenges. We hold a deep-seated belief in the distributed power of the grassroots to change the world.

We Are Hiring!

Interested in ecology, forestry, sustainability, permaculture, food systems, green construction or renewable energy? Do you learn best by doing? Want to work outside? Ready to leave a lasting legacy of service?

We are currently looking to hire individuals who are at least 16 years-old in Traverse City, Benzie, Manistee, and other parts of Northwestern Michigan.

Shop Wood Rescue

When you make a Wood Rescue Initiative purchase, you are helping us to save felled trees from the chipper and train EcoCorps members in woodworking skills. Thank you for supporting our work!