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eNewsletter for March 23, 2020


Weekly Seed Social 


Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is working within the new normal of physical isolation and striving to continue the joy and camaraderie that is our exceptional seed community. For the next month (or more, depending on interest), we will be hosting a FREE weekly event on Zoom where RMSA staff and special guests will discuss anything seed and grain related. We hope you join us this week, on Thursday, March 26th, at 5 pm PST for our first-ever Seed Social. We'll have a lively conversation with Bill and other special guests on the following....

Upcoming Topics:

March 26th: The Importance of Seeds 
April 2nd: Seed Libraries During Isolation
April 9th: Seed School Graduate Projects*
April 16th: Seed Starting

*Seed & Grain School Graduates: share with us your current efforts! If you have a topic you can discuss, let us know. 

We are offering these light-hearted events to continue the connections in our seed-loving community.   

Please email for questions or save this link for access to the Zoom Seed Social.


S.A.G.E. the Seed And Grain Experience *UPDATE*

mini_SAGE_onlineWith the uncertainty happening across the globe, we will be postponing the Seed and Grain Experience in Buhl, Idaho until the first week of October. Please update your calendars for this immersive experience!

Even with this delay, the critical need to maintain our food security is of paramount importance. For this reason we will be offering a compressed version of SAGE online on May 1st and 2nd. Please stay tuned for details about the Mini-Experience and see how you can participate to deepen your connection with seeds, grains, and RMSA.

We thank you for your patience, flexibility, and commitment to seed education.

May 1 - 2, 2020
Owls Nest AirBnB
4799 A River Road
Buhl, ID
October 4 – 9, 2020

More info about both SAGE experience's here.

Please reach out to for any questions.


Triadic Trials


Along with our Vision for 2020, we are excited to offer a new program in collaboration with SeedLinked--an innovative organization that has apps and a web platform dedicated to field trials of vegetables, seeds, and grain crops.

We are looking for at least 20 participants to join in simple trials in assessing the viability of these varieties in the Mountain West and potentially beyond. A field app or the use of a PC is required for this project, so we are looking for folks willing and able to use basic technology in the field or in their home. Cell phones and tablets are best for interacting and uploading data/photos of the grains direct from the field, but info can also be submitted through a PC.

The trials will be based on the following 3 different categories of grains:

  • Heritage wheat
  • Ancient wheat
  • Hulless barley

Please let us know by APRIL 1st if you or someone you know is interested in participating in this program. Spring is arriving early in some regions and planting dates for grains are rapidly approaching.



Arizona Gives Day: April 7th


What is Arizona Gives Day? It's 24 hours of online giving to benefit local nonprofits! Please show your support of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance by clicking the link below. (Early giving has already begun!)

Arizona Gives Day is an annual giving movement uniting nonprofits, big and small, new and established, to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Arizona. What better way to show your solidarity for seeds and seed education in these uncertain times than to support RMSA in any way possible? Even the smallest donation helps! We could not do this critical work without all of you! Thank you for your support.

April 7, 2020

Stay Connected with RMSAheart_of_idaho

For questions regarding seed saving and current seed news, contact Bill McDorman:

For questions about seed vaulting or seed libraries, contact John Caccia:

For general inquiries, contact Jackee Alston:

For questions about the Seed Stewards or Grain Trials programs, contact Lee-Ann Hill:

928-255-1125 |

Stay up to date with current seed news by checking in regularly with the RMSA Facebook page and other social media platforms.
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Mancos, CO 81328
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