Seed Summit a Great Success!

Honoring Origins and Seeding The Future

Seed Stewards from the Mountain West and beyond met for three days of seed knowledge and networking in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 3-4, 2017.

The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the McCune Foundation, presented a two-day summit and one-day field trip focused on training and inspiring seed producers across the Rocky Mountain region. The Mountain West Seed Summit included presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, lively discussions, seed exchanges, art, music, and more!

Local partners included SeedBroadcast capturing and sharing seed stories and hosting a seed poetry slam, and Squash Blossom providing incredible local food and cuisine.

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Featured an all-star lineup of visionary seed leaders:

Emigdio Ballón – Tesuque Agricultural Initiative
Clayton Brascoupe – Traditional Native American Farmers Assoc.
Jacob Cowgill – Prairie Heritage Farm
Benjamin Fahrer – Top Leaf Farms
Flordemayo – The Path
Lois Ellen Frank – Author, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations
Jeanette Hart-Mann – SeedBroadcast
Dan Hobbs – Farm Direct Seed
Kristina (Kiki) Hubbard – Organic Seed Alliance
Andrew Kimbrell – Center For Food Safety
Joseph Lofthouse – Landrace Gardens
Sherry Manning – Friends of ENCA Farm
Bill McDorman – Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
Dr. Nanna Meyer – Grain School, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Casey O'Leary – Snake River Seed Cooperative
Chrissie Orr – SeedBroadcast
David Salman – High Country Gardens
Bettina Sandoval – Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Loretta Sandoval – Zulu's Petals Organic Farm
Miguel Santistevan – Sol Feliz Farm, AIRE
Greg Schoen – Glass Gem Corn Steward
Rebecca Spector – Center For Food Safety
Don Tipping – Siskiyou Seeds
Bevan Williams – Rocky Mountain Seed Source


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We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening seed and food security in our region.

Our mission is to assure a diverse and abundant supply of seeds for the Rocky Mountain West through networking, education and helping establish community-based models of seed stewardship.



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