Seed School

 

Seed School is a groundbreaking educational course that trains people from all walks of life to build local seed systems rooted in the ancient tradition of seed saving. Practiced by farmers and gardeners for thousands of years, seed saving strengthens food security at the community level, empowering people to reclaim control over their food supply. Students walk away from this innovative learning experience with the knowledge and inspiration to start their own independent seed initiatives, such as community seed libraries and exchanges, seed growers cooperatives, heirloom seed businesses, and participatory plant breeding projects.

Seed School is designed to offer a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the history, science, business, and craft of seeds. Appropriate for adults and teens at all skill levels, this course is for gardeners, farmers, chefs, entrepreneurs, NGOs, activists, policymakers and anyone interested in turning the tide on the industrialization of our food system.

With hundreds of graduates around the world, the acclaimed Seed School program is available in a range of courses to suit all specific interests, schedules, and lifestyles—including an online option! If you want a little taste and a reminder of why you should attend Seed School, view the little video below of Bill McDorman.

Explore our diverse Seed School offerings:

Seed School (6-Day Immersion Course)

Seed School in a Day (1-Day Workshop)

Grain School

Seed School Online

If you would like to bring Seed School to your community, send an email to Belle Starr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Locally grown and milled grains are the missing component in many regional food systems.

To inspire a revival of localized grain economies across the Rocky Mountain West, RMSA teamed up with the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) for a powerful educational course focused on changing this paradigm. Grain School trained and empowered people to once again grow, mill, bake, brew and steward heritage grains in their communities.

People everywhere are waking up to the vital importance of seeds for our future.

With the unsustainable practices of industrial farming on the rise and our precious crop diversity disappearing, a new paradigm of seed growing, saving, and sharing is necessary. We believe the best hope for an ecologically sustainable agriculture is to build a broad network of regional seed systems brimming with abundance and diversity. To answer this need, we created Seed School. Real, meaningful change in our food system begins here!

 

 

 

Short videos to convince you to attend Seed School

The first is a four minute video filmed at Seed School Teacher Training 2015 in Los Angeles by Christine Peterson, Sacred Ecology Films:

 

 

Seed School from Sacred Ecology on Vimeo.

 

Bill McDorman expaining why you should attend Seed School at the "Leap What You Sow" Producers Conference, Tucson, Arizona

 

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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  belle (@) rockymountainseeds.org
  +928.255.1125
  PO Box 4736 • Ketchum, ID 83340