From The Rocky Mountains To The Philippines

RMSA's Belle Starr recounts the three-day Seed School spent in Baguio City, Philippines, where she and Bill McDorman educated more than 50 organic farmers on the basics of seed saving. These dedicated farmer's were missing out on opportunities to develop localized seed varieties adapted to their region, and RMSA was able to provide guiding knowledge toward their seed saving success.

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Uniting the Spirit, Science, and Craft of Seed Saving at First-Ever Mountain West Seed Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 12, 2016: After almost three years of seed education and organizing in the Mountain West, the nonprofit group Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, announces the first Mountain West Seed Summit. This unique conference will gather together “seed stewards,” individuals committed to preserving seed diversity, from the Mountain West region and beyond for three days of networking and seed knowledge.

RMSA Continues to Break New Ground in Regional Seed Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 29, 2016: Locally grown seeds are the foundation to a healthy food system and environment. In the Rocky Mountain West, the premier nonprofit organization working to build regional seed security is the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA). The group’s mission is to assure an abundant and diverse supply of seeds for the Rocky Mountain region through education, networking, and establishing community-­based models of seed stewardship.

Move Over Monsanto: Seed School Teacher Training Creates a New Food System Rooted in Local Seeds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2016:  Seeds may soon be the most valuable resource on earth. As many analysts and reporters have signaled, our global food system is in dire straits. Climate chaos, economic turbulence, and unsustainable farming practices have unleashed a perfect storm that threatens to topple “Big Ag” and puts our food security in peril. At the same time, a grassroots uprising against Monsanto and the genetic modification of our crops continues to grow around the world, demanding a new agricultural paradigm rooted in seed sovereignty.

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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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