Meet Tom Newmark, Vice Chairman

Protecting the Life Force of Mother Nature

Tom Newmark is the Co-Founder and Board Member of Sacred Seeds, a committed environmentalist, and a co-owner of Luna Nueva Farm in Costa Rica. Both New Chapter and Luna Nueva are certified organic to National Organic Program standards and Luna Nueva also holds the distinction of being a Demeter-certified Biodynamic® spice estate. It is at Luna Nueva that New Chapter has perfected the cultivation of organic turmeric and ginger, prized ingredients of many of our formulations. He and New Chapter’s founder, Paul Schulick, are proud parents of Zyflamend®, one of the world’s most respected herbal formulations, and Tom has been awarded multiple patents for innovative herbal formulations. Tom is the co-author of Beyond Aspirin (2000 Holm Press) and The Life Bridge (2002 Herbal Free Press), and was midwife to the publication of Plants of Semillas Sagradas: An Ethnobotanical Garden in Costa Rica (2009).

Tom is a founder of Semillas Sagradas (Sacred Seeds), the sanctuary in Costa Rica dedicated to conserving medicinal plants of the neotropics and curating the traditional uses of those plants for health and spiritual awakening. This sanctuary is one of the largest and most comprehensive sanctuaries for medicinal plant species. He is also a founding member and President of Sacred Seeds, the not-for-profit organization responsible for creating a network of Sacred Seeds Sanctuaries in the United States and throughout the world.

Tom’s memberships include the Missouri Botanical Garden’s William L. Brown Center (board member) and the American Herbal Products Association (board member).  He is a founding board member of the Biodynamic Trade Association and is on the board of the Monteverde Conservation League US, helping to expand and protect the Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica.


Eco Dads


Sacred Seeds


Ocean Revolution

Tom is a proud member of Ecodads, an environmentally responsible parenting movement that motivates change by celebrating positive role modeling, practicing conscious consumption and savings, and directly engaging with our children and peers in programs.

Join Sacred Seeds, one of the largest and most comprehensive sanctuaries for some of the planet’s most important — and endangered — medicinal plants.

Join Tom in this international effort to put less into the ocean, take less out of the ocean and protect the edge of the ocean by supporting, mentoring and linking creative leaders in the urgent cause of ocean conservation.