Seed School in a Day

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 20 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. We are planning to present a total of 10 sessions in the coming year in the Rocky Mountain West. 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.).

Seed School In a Day Santa Fe

Join us for Seed School In a Day in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sunday April 23rd, 2017 (Earth Day Weekend) 
Railyard Park Conservancy, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Presented by Santa Fe Master Gardeners and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.

Seed School is a one-day workshop that offers a comprehensive overview of seed saving. Practical, hands-on activities are balanced with engaging lectures to provide a fun and interactive learning experience. Following the workshop, participants will understand why bio-regional seed saving is so important and they will gain enough skills to begin their seed saving adventure!

Class tuition: $65   Includes lunch.

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Course location: 1607 Paseo de Peralta at Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505

 

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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