Supporting community

health through policy

& systems change.

Who We Are

Seed 2 Roots is a legal and policy consulting enterprise led by attorneys Mary Marrow and Natasha Frost. Together, Mary and Natasha have nearly 50 years of public interest legal experience. They live in Minnesota.


Support for policy solutions to advance community health using a
social determinants of health framework through an equity lens


Legal and policy research to assess state and local laws and policies
that impact community public health priorities


Identifying strengths, gaps, and opportunities in existing laws and
policies to make progress in specific community health needs


Training and Support


Reviewing draft policies to provide feedback and suggested changes
to strengthen community efforts


Making connections with communities and partners working on
similar initiatives in Kansas, Minnesota, and nationally

What Clients Say About Us

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Susan Lukwago, RD, LD

Coalition Member and Grant Coordinator Liberal Area Coalition for Families Seward County, Kansas

I have worked with Mary and Natasha for over 7 years. I live and serve in a small rural County in Southwest Kansas and my community, like many others, does not appreciate change – even if it might be for the better. Policy, Systems and Environmental change work did not make sense to many of my fellow community members. Read More

Virginia Barnes

Virginia Barnes

Director Blue Health Initiatives, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Seed 2 Roots has been an invaluable part of the Design Team for our Pathways to a Healthy Kansas initiative. The breadth and depth of the policy technical assistance they provide to our grantees is truly helping to transform the way we work on health issue in Kansas so that changes are both equitable and sustainable.

Missty Slater

Missty Slater

Community Advocacy Advisor American Heart Association

I have worked with Natasha and Mary for quite some time to create positive community policy changes. They have been able to provide me crucial information to build community organizing efforts on a strong legal foundation. The conversation with elected officials quickly shifts from exploration to action when I tell them that public health lawyers helped create the draft policy based on community member input.

Katie Martin

Katie S. Martin, PhD, CEO

More Than Food Consulting, LLC

“Natasha and Mary are a dream team and I have enjoyed collaborating with them to promote healthy food in food pantry settings. Their policy expertise is unique and a value-add for community organizations and non-profits.”