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  • SnakeRiverExpand your seed saving knowledge and skills at an inspiring six-day Seed & Grain Forumback at the Miracle Mile in Idaho with geothermal hot springs.

    Register Here!

    Owls Nest AirBnB
    4799 A River Road
    Buhl, ID
    May 3 – 8, 2020

    Presented by Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA) and Snake River Earth Arts (SREA). 

    With more than 1,100 graduates around the world, RMSA’s Seed School is a pioneering course helping shape the local seed and food movements far and wide. 

    Seed and Grain Forum finds us back in the Miracle Mile in Idaho where geothermal hot springs are plentiful. The training is being hosted at the Owl’s Nest, in Buhl, Idaho, a 7,000 square foot home that has been converted into an Air BnB and retreat facility with hot springs and a geothermal pool. The week will be structured as a retreat where we soak in: knowledge, good meals prepared together, and private thermal pools.

    Across the street from the classroom and next to the Snake River, are RMSA’s grain trial plots with examples of various strategies for grain production and demonstrations of how to scale up production. Adjacent to the Owls Nest is a geothermal greenhouse operation that provides ample produce for a bioregional CSA and our week-long training.

    Those from underserved areas are encouraged to apply for our scholarships to offset tuition.

    Wayne-Buhl_cornThis Seed workshop will include our basic seed citizen training and four specific tracks so students can deepen their education in specific components.  Tracks include ancient and heritage grains, farm scale seed production, basic seed saving techniques or seed teacher training.  Ancient and heritage grains have been planted for your inspection and will be served and eaten en masse!

    You will learn how to grow, harvest, process, and cook with these delicious and healthy grains.

    Three organic meals will be served and students will share in preparing one evening meal during their stay.

    Tent camping will be available at Banbury Hot Springs, 1.5 miles away, and includes access to its own hot springs pools.  Reserve directly with Banbury.

    Register Here!

    A Note on Cultural Considerations at RMSA Seed Schools and Events:We strive to be culturally sensitive and foster safe, inclusive spaces at our Seed Schools and special events. Please visit our About Seed School page for our guidelines of conduct and more details on RMSA's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppressive practices.

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    seed_school_teacher_training Buhl_fields

     



  • SnakeRiverExpand your seed saving knowledge and skills at an inspiring six-day Seed & Grain Forumback at the Miracle Mile in Idaho with geothermal hot springs.

    Register Here!

    Owls Nest AirBnB
    4799 A River Road
    Buhl, ID
    May 3 – 8, 2020

    Presented by Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA) and Snake River Earth Arts (SREA). 

    With more than 1,100 graduates around the world, RMSA’s Seed School is a pioneering course helping shape the local seed and food movements far and wide. 

    Seed and Grain Forum finds us back in the Miracle Mile in Idaho where geothermal hot springs are plentiful. The training is being hosted at the Owl’s Nest, in Buhl, Idaho, a 7,000 square foot home that has been converted into an Air BnB and retreat facility with hot springs and a geothermal pool. The week will be structured as a retreat where we soak in: knowledge, good meals prepared together, and private thermal pools.

    Across the street from the classroom and next to the Snake River, are RMSA’s grain trial plots with examples of various strategies for grain production and demonstrations of how to scale up production. Adjacent to the Owls Nest is a geothermal greenhouse operation that provides ample produce for a bioregional CSA and our week-long training.

    Those from underserved areas are encouraged to apply for our scholarships to offset tuition.

    Wayne-Buhl_cornThis Seed workshop will include our basic seed citizen training and four specific tracks so students can deepen their education in specific components.  Tracks include ancient and heritage grains, farm scale seed production, basic seed saving techniques or seed teacher training.  Ancient and heritage grains have been planted for your inspection and will be served and eaten en masse!

    You will learn how to grow, harvest, process, and cook with these delicious and healthy grains.

    Three organic meals will be served and students will share in preparing one evening meal during their stay.

    Tent camping will be available at Banbury Hot Springs, 1.5 miles away, and includes access to its own hot springs pools.  Reserve directly with Banbury.

    Register Here!

    A Note on Cultural Considerations at RMSA Seed Schools and Events:We strive to be culturally sensitive and foster safe, inclusive spaces at our Seed Schools and special events. Please visit our About Seed School page for our guidelines of conduct and more details on RMSA's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppressive practices.

    Buhl_gardens

    seed_school_teacher_training Buhl_fields

     



  • Around the world, communities are rallying together to build a more sovereign and secure food system rooted in local seeds. As this movement expands, there is a growing need for educational opportunities that train people to create regional seed solutions where they live and support a truly sustainable agriculture.

    Seed School in a Day answers this need with a powerful, one-day workshop aimed at shifting the seed paradigm back into the hands of our communities. The program is a condensed version of Seed School, the acclaimed six-day course that has graduated more than 500 students and launched dozens of inspiring local projects worldwide. Created by longtime seed educators Bill McDorman and Belle Starr, the course draws upon 30 years of expertise in seed cultivation, harvesting, cleaning, marketing and distribution.

    Following the successes of more than 25 Seed School courses, Seed School in a Day offers a comprehensive overview of seed knowledge available nowhere else. The program covers a wide range of topics spanning the history, science, business, and craft of seeds. Practical, hands-on activities are balanced with engaging lectures to provide a fun and interactive learning experience. Adult and teen participants of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome to participate in this challenging yet accessible workshop.

    Our lead instructors, Bill McDorman and Belle Starr, are co-founders of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, former co-directors of the seed conservation group Native Seeds/SEARCH, and passionate seed educators. Special guest instructors may also be present. See individual workshop listings for more details.

    Interest in Seed School In A Day is growing rapidly. If you would like to help sponsor a Seed School In A Day in your community, or have any other questions, send an email to Belle Starr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Who We Are

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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