Founder of LiveRice
EunYoung Sebazco was born in Korea when its economy became global. She witnessed the enormous changes in her country after the summer Olympic cultural expansion. She then spent many years in Japan when their economy was booming and ending. During their economic downturn, she observed how the Japanese kept their traditional culture, and how valuable it was to preserve and maintain its importance and beauty. EunYoung’s heritage and unique background bring critical assets such as an extensive education, intellectual curiosity and passion to this project. She challenged herself to successfully create the first Rice paddy in NYC 2011 and has been continuously evolving and expanding the rice program.
She practiced Landscape Architecture in Korea and Japan and trained as a horticulturist at the New York Botanical Garden. She has combined urban agriculture with her work as professional horticulturist in NYC for many years. She spends her free time in the ceramic arts and studies the practice of the Japanese tea ceremony.