Seed School Online Download

A comprehensive seed saving internet course (with hands-on)!

Seven, self-paced, pre-recorded webinars to get you started on your journey to become a seed citizen. Available for download March 2017.

“Seed School has been the most effective short training ramp-up for seed librarians, seed bankers, and small seed micro-enterprise startups of any initiative in the last two decades.”

Dr. Gary Nabhan, author and Kellogg Endowed Chair: Southwest Center, University of Arizona.


The course is presented by Bill McDorman, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. Bill operated his own bio-regional seed company, Seeds Trust, High Altitude Gardens, for 28 years. He has been teaching seed saving for more than 30 years and is recognized as one of the most inspirational and influential educators in the movement.  In 2010, Bill and his wife Belle started Seed School, a six-day immersion into the world of seeds.  Seed School and its offspring, Seed School In A Day, Seed School Teacher Training, Grain School and Seed School Online have now graduated more than 900 students worldwide.  This new online program incorporates all we have learned in the past 6 years so students can quickly translate the knowledge into practice.

This course is for backyard gardeners, CSA growers, market farmers, people who love to eat, students, activists and anyone else interested in reconnecting with the ancient tradition of seed saving.

Cost:  $47

What you get:

  • 7 prerecorded online classes + one bonus program
  • Membership to the Private Seed School Facebook Group with over 300 members
  • Monthly LIVE Q & A sessions with Bill McDorman (starting March 2017)
  • Weekly downloadable resources
  • Seed School Online Membership Site Access
  • Basic Seed Saving pdf by Bill McDorman

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Course Syllabus

Lecture One
   The Spirit, Magic and Power of Seeds
Lecture Two
   History and Structure of the Modern Seed Industry
   Basic Terms
Lecture Three
   Intro to Mendel's Genetics
   Selection and Evaluation
Lecture Four
Lecture Five
   Germination Testing
Lecture Six
   Wild Seed
     Collection Rules
     Collection Techniques
Lecture Seven
   Seed Enterprises
     Seed Exchanges
     Seed Libraries
     Small Seed Businesses


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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