Extra Elert for March 28, 2019
2019 Natural History Institute - Speaker Series
Wendell Berry is famous for saying, "Wealth is a deep understanding of the world we live in." Natural history not only focuses on the science of the living things in our world but more importantly, it allows us a wider lens so we can discover how living things fit together with a deeper comprehension.
In this Speaker Series at the Natural History Institute, Bill McDorman - Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance - will weave together powerful stories of seeds from more than 40 years of exploring the world. Bill will enrich your understanding of seeds and convince you of what he has always believed: seeds as living things are central to our wealth.
Saving Seeds, Saving the Planet, Saving Ourselves
April 4, 2019
Natural History Institute
126 N. Marina Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Want to learn about growing, harvesting, milling, baking, brewing, and cooking with ancient grains? Last chance to sign up for Grain School in the gorgeous Verde Valley!
$300 Regular Tuition
Join RMSA on a three-day excursion featuring special guest (and one of our first supporters of the original Grain School in 2012) Dr. Gary Nabhan.
On Friday we will explore the history, botany, health and nutrition of ancient grains and take a look at the emerging fresh flour movement locally, nationally and globally.
On Saturday, we will roll up our sleeves and find ourselves in the field learning about growing grains and threshing various seedheads. Other presentations will complement our learning experience.
Sunday is baking day! We will learn the science of sourdough baking and baking in general as we indugle in this sacred craft.
Co-sponsored by the ECO Learning Center, this course will spotlight backyard growers, millers, bakers, and maltsters. Grain School includes delicious, local lunches and grainy goodies throughout the course as well as a Friday night Farm-to-Table soiree.
Camping is available on site ($20 a night) and RV parking is permitted next to the Center (fees apply).
Email Sue to make camping reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grain School Open House
Friday night, April 12th, you are invited to enjoy a free Farm-to-Table meal and public forum as we present some fascinating information and speakers to help you anchor in your grain education.
Learn about the resources we have in Northern AZ at the ECO Learning Center and opportunities through RMSA and others regionally to increase heritage grain awareness and production.
April 12, 2019
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3360 E. Highway 89A
Cottonwood, AZ 86325
Stay Connected with RMSA
For questions regarding seed saving and current seed news, contact Bill McDorman: email@example.com
928-255-1125 | www.rockymountainseeds.org