eNewsletter for February 21, 2017
It's Not Too Late to Make Seed History!
We are just a week and a half away from the Mountain West Seed Summit. This will be an historic gathering of seed stewards and advocates from the Mountain West and beyond —and there's still time (and tickets) for you to join us! This eNewsletter will focus on everything you need to know about the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Don't miss our Friday night soiree, March 3rd at the Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute across from Hotel Santa Fe (not necessary to register for the Seed Summit to attend). Seed Broadcast will be hosting what we are calling a Seed Slam. Bring your poetry, seed rants and skits to share. Also send your favorite seed images and we will augment presentations with evocative visuals. Plus the evening will feature a Seed Exchange coordinated by the Homegrown Santa Fe Seed Swap.
March 3 – 4, 2017
Hotel Santa Fe – Santa Fe, New Mexico
$195 for both days
$100 for single-day pass (Friday or Saturday)
$150 for both days
$80 for single-day pass (Friday or Saturday)
**Discount available to New Mexico residents, Supporting Members of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (plus paying RMSA grain trial participants) – Join Now! and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union members.
Discounts are also available for Hotel Santa Fe. Call them directly and tell them you are attending the Mountain West Seed Summit – 855-825-9876.
With a stellar lineup of national, regional, and local speakers alongside a breadth of engaging workshops, the Mountain West Seed Summit will be a remarkable two-day event full of inspiration and bright visions for a seed-secure future. The title: Honoring Origins and Seeding the Future will assure presentations address traditional and indigenous seed saving as well as initiatives guaranteed to keep organic principles (and beyond) front and center.
Check out the full schedule of presentations and workshops:
Saturday night, we will be screening the new movie, Seed The Untold Story at 7 pm featuring Q&A with key people from the movie (who are presenting at the Seed Summit)!
Big thanks to the following for making the Mountain West Seed Summit possible:
Edible Southwest Colorado, Edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, McCune Foundation, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Green Fire Times, La Montanita Co-Op, High Country News, Kalliopeia Foundation, National Young Farmers Coalition, Organic Valley, Squash Blossom Local Food, Seed Broadcast, Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute, New Mexico Young Farmers Coalition, Mother Earth Restoration Trust, Farm Credit of New Mexico and Cafe' Mam.
Save Money on the Summit and Support Local Seeds
We encourage you to save on your Summit registration and future events from RMSA by becoming a Supporting Member!
The fee for RMSA Supporting Membership for one year starts at just $10 per month or $25 per year. This entitles you to up to 20% off RMSA special events and educational courses like our Seed School programs.
Learn more and sign up as a Supporting Member here.
Since launching in 2014, RMSA has grown into a thriving network with programs that are making a powerful impact in creating sustainable, healthy regional food systems rooted in local seeds. These efforts would not be possible without the support of our members who share this vision and contribute to making it a reality.
If you believe in this work, become a Supporting Member today and join us at the Summit!
Special Summit Workshop: Seed Cuisine with Lois Ellen Frank
We're thrilled to have the fabulous Lois Ellen Frank offering a special Seed Cuisine workshop at the Summit. Lois is a celebrated Native American chef, author of the James Beard award-winning book Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations.
Joining Lois will be Walter Whitewater, an acclaimed Diné chef specializing in Native American cuisine using ancestral foods with a modern twist.
Seed Cuisine Workshop @ Mountain West Seed Summit
Friday, March 3, 2017
3:45 – 4:35 pm
$15 fee (in addition to Summit registration)
Don't miss this mouth-watering excursion into Native culinary arts with two of the world's best! Mountain West Seed Summit participants only please.
Seed School in a Day – Santa Fe, NM
Following hot on the heels of the Seed Summit, RMSA will be returning to beautiful Santa Fe for another exciting Seed School in a Day workshop! Dive into your seed saving journey in this full-day immersion.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 (Earth Day Weekend)
Railyard Park Conservancy
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Presented by Santa Fe Master Gardeners and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.
Seed School in a Day is a powerful one-day immersion workshop that offers a comprehensive overview of seed saving. Practical, hands-on activities are balanced with engaging lectures to provide a fun and interactive learning experience. Through the workshop, participants will understand why bioregional seed saving is so important, and they will gain the skills necessary to begin their seed saving adventure!
Discounted tuition: $52**
Regular tuition: $65
**Discounts for RMSA Supporting Members (join here). Tuition fee Includes a local, organic lunch.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Course location: 1607 Paseo de Peralta at Guadalupe Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Need a Ride or Hotel Share for the Summit?
If you're looking for a ride or lodging for the Seed Summit, why not link up with a fellow seed steward? Post a reply on our Facebook page with your request or offer. Reduce your travel footprint while saving money and meeting new friends!
We'll see you at the Summit!
Stay Connected with RMSA
For questions regarding seed saving and current seed news, contact Bill McDorman: email@example.com
928-300-7989 | www.rockymountainseeds.org