Seed & Grain Experience
Expand your seed saving knowledge and skills at an inspiring six-day Seed & Grain Experience back at the Miracle Mile in Idaho with geothermal hot springs
The Onsen Center
4799 A River Road
October 4-9, 2020
With more than 1,100 graduates around the world, RMSA’s Seed School is a pioneering course helping shape the local seed and food movements far and wide.
Seed and Grain Experience finds us back in the Miracle Mile in Idaho where geothermal hot springs are plentiful. The training is being hosted at The Onsen Center, in Buhl, Idaho, a 7,000 square foot home that has been converted into an Air BnB and retreat facility with hot springs and a geothermal pool. The week will be structured as a retreat where we soak in: knowledge, good meals prepared together, and private thermal pools.
Across the street from the classroom and next to the Snake River, are RMSA’s grain trial plots with examples of various strategies for grain production and demonstrations of how to scale up production. Adjacent to the Owls Nest is a geothermal greenhouse operation that provides ample produce for a bioregional CSA and our week-long training.
Those from underserved areas are encouraged to apply for our scholarships to offset tuition.
This Seed workshop will include our basic seed citizen training and two specific tracks so students can deepen their education in specific components. Tracks include ancient & heritage grains and basic seed saving techniques. Ancient and heritage grains have been planted for your inspection and will be served and eaten en masse!
You will learn how to grow, harvest, process, and cook with these delicious and healthy grains.
Three organic meals will be served and students will share in preparing one evening meal during their stay.
Tent camping will be available at Banbury Hot Springs, 1.5 miles away, and includes access to its own hot springs pools. Reserve directly with Banbury.
A Note on Cultural Considerations at RMSA Seed Schools and Events: We strive to be culturally sensitive and foster safe, inclusive spaces at our Seed Schools and special events. Please visit our Seed School details page for our guidelines of conduct and more details on RMSA’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppressive practices.
Just added to teachers list: Joseph Lofthouse!