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 600 students and launched dozens of inspiring local seed libraries, seed exchanges, regional seed companies and seed 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 (belle (at) rockymountainseeds.org).

Learn breeding basics, seed saving techniques and storage, and more in this informative workshop for participants of all skill levels.

May 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Turtle Lake Cafe, Durango, Colorado

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Presented by the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. Facilitated by Lee Ann Hill (RMSA, Laughing Wolf Farm) and Rachel Bennett (Southwest Seed Library)

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 bioregional seed saving is so important and they will gain enough skills to begin their seed saving adventure!

Class tuition: $60 **Includes a catered lunch from Durango Natural Foods Co-op.

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Course location: 848 E 3rd St, Durango, CO, 81301

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
8 am – 4 pm
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Ashland, Wisconsin

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Presented by Seedsave.org in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Alliance of Sustainability's Pie and Politics event!

Seed School in a Day is 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 Seedsave.org’s Seed School, the acclaimed six-day course that has graduated more than 700 students and launched dozens of inspiring local projects worldwide.

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.

Here's what previous attendees have to say about Seed School in a Day:

"Definitely worth the 200-mile drive!"

"So much to learn, but this was the perfect way to get started."

"Great information. This class gave me hope for the future."

Class tuition: $75
Fee includes a local, organic catered lunch.

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Course location:
2100 Beaser Ave
Ashland, WI 54806

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FILM SCREENING AFTER-PARTY!

Immediately following Seed School in a Day, join us for a screening of the new documentary SEED: The Untold Story, featuring Seedsave.org's Bill McDorman! This fascinating film is making major waves in the local seed movement. Don't miss it!

Showtime is at 6:00 p.m. at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI 54806

February 27, 2016
9 am – 5 pm
Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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Presented by Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Inland Northwest Food Network, and University of Idaho Extension / Master Gardener Program

Seed School in a Day is 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 the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance’s Seed School, the acclaimed six-day course that has graduated more than 700 students and launched dozens of inspiring local projects worldwide.

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.

Class tuition: $35
Please bring a sack lunch. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.

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Course location:
Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Bldg 2
4056 N Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, 83815

Phone: (208) 765-4969
Website: www.northidahofair.com

mail

PO Box 596 
Cornville, AZ 86325
United States

call

928.300.7989

email

belle (at) seedsave.org

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