Mandala Seeds was founded in January, 2004 by Mike & Jasmin. Our personal history is a mixture of adventure, travel, and a keen interest in studying, cultivating, and preserving cannabis and other shamanic healing plants. We have pioneered several unique breeding and seed production methods whose benefits are valued by growers world wide. Our seed bank is co-supervised by Jasmin, a biologist with work experience in the fields of horticulture and agriculture. Both of us not only share our extensive professional experience through creating and distributing the Mandala Seeds genetics, but we also regularly contribute articles on growing and cannabis botany in international publications and our web site to promote greater awareness about ecological and effective cultivation methods.
The aim of our seed bank is to provide a consistent high level of quality genetics and seeds at a minimal price. We believe in ‘green economics’ - an ideal based on mutual respect for humans and nature. Our business is therefore based on respect, honesty, transparency, and responsibility towards the customer. Capitalism focuses exclusively on the accumulation of wealth and a high profit margin and disregards any effects it’s policies has on society or the planet. It is a system that burns up human and ecological resources and gives very little back. We believe in participating in a natural cycle of growth; a reciprocal system that nurtures all vital sources for present and future generations, instead of depleting them to satisfy personal short-term desires.
To achieve these goals we knew that the company had to be structured and managed in a radically different way from the standard approaches. Much thought is put into how to save costs so that our seed prices remain customer friendly. A lot can be done by restricting so-called ‘overheads’, or business expenses, and by living on a modest income. We combine various money saving tactics to keep the company budget streamlined, even if this means having less media exposure and not taking part in high profile events. Our decision to take the road less traveled has never been a cause of regret and, although the journey began as a rather lonely path, during the years since then many growers world wide began to share it with us through their support and encouragement. Now, as we celebrate our 5th anniversary in 2009, a true grassroots community has sprung up around the Mandala vision and the seed bank symbolizes that you can change a system and light the way to alternative approaches in business and relationships.