Directors Leave Native Seeds/SEARCH

Native Seeds/SEARCH co-directors Bill McDorman and Belle Starr have parted ways with the organization after almost three years. Mr. McDorman and his wife Ms. Starr were recruited as Executive Director and Deputy Director in 2011 to help the organization grow financially and programmatically. They previously lived in Arizona’s Verde Valley where they ran a small regional seed company, Seeds Trust.

During their tenure, the operating budget of Native Seeds/SEARCH expanded from $791,000 to almost $1.2 million. Revenue from distribution increased 80%, donations 64% and memberships grew by 28%. Net earned revenue was up 80%.

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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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