Mountain West Seed Summit: March 2017

Honoring Origins and Seeding The Future

Join Seed Stewards from the Mountain West and beyond for three days of seed knowledge and networking in beautiful Santa Fe.

The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the McCune Foundation, presents 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 will include presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, lively discussions, seed exchanges, art, music, and more!

Additional local partners include SeedBroadcast which will be capturing and sharing seed stories and hosting a seed poetry slam, and Squash Blossom which will be providing incredible local food and cuisine.



Mountain West Seed Summit

March 3 – 4, 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Hotel Santa Fe

Call Hotel Santa Fe for room discount: 855-825-9876

Featuring 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
Leigh Kuwanwisiwma – Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
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



Registration fee: $195 for both days; $100 for single day passes (Friday or Saturday)

**Discount Registration: $150 for both days; $80 for single day passes

Single day passes are limited!

**Discount available to New Mexico residents, Supporting Members of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (plus paying RMSA grain trial participants), and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union members.

To become a RMSA Supporting Member, click here. Your annual membership entitles you to up to 20% discounts on Seed School courses and other events.

Sign up to be a RMSA Seed Steward here.



Please join us for a very special excursion into Native American Cuisine with Lois Ellen Frank, one of the world's most celebrated Native American chefs! Optional $15 additional fee when you register. Friday, March 3 @ 3:45 pm. Space limited.

Special Pre-conference Field Trip – March 2 – SOLD OUT!


Full-day field trip to the Tesuque Pueblo Seed Bank, Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute at Santa Clara Pueblo, and NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde. The Tesuque Pueblo Seed Bank features a diverse collection of traditional food and medicinal crop seeds from the Tesuque culture and around the world. Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute focuses on Pueblo practices and the concepts of permaculture in the arid Southwest. The field trip includes a locally-grown catered lunch. Space is limited, so register early!

Field Trip Schedule

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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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