Seed School In A Day

To request Seed School in your region contact Renèe (

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.

Seed School Group

Following the successes of more than 25 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, is a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, former co-director of the seed conservation group Native Seeds/SEARCH, and a passionate seed activist. Special guest instructors will also be present. See individual workshop listings for more details.

If you would like to request an organizational/community Seed School In a Day, or sponsor one in your community, send an email to Renèe Fourie (