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.
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