Join Seed Stewards from the Mountain West and beyond for three days of seed knowledge and networking in beautiful Santa Fe.
The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the McCune Foundation, presents a two-day summit and one-day field trip focused on training and inspiring seed producers across the Rocky Mountain region. The Mountain West Seed Summit will include presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, lively discussions, seed exchanges, art, music, and more!
Additional local partners include SeedBroadcast which will be capturing and sharing seed stories and hosting a seed poetry slam, and Squash Blossom which will be providing incredible local food and cuisine.
Mountain West Seed Summit
“Honoring Origins and Seeding the Future”
March 3 – 4, 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico – Hotel Santa Fe
Featuring an all-star lineup of visionary seed leaders:
Emigdio Ballón – Tesuque Agricultural Initiative
Clayton Brascoupe – Traditional Native American Farmers Assoc.
Micaela Colley – Organic Seed Alliance
Jacob Cowgill – Prairie Heritage Farm
Benjamin Fahrer – Top Leaf Farms
Flordemayo – The Path
Lois Ellen Frank – Author, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations
Jeanette Hart-Mann – Seed Broadcast
Dan Hobbs – Farm Direct Seed
Kristina (Kiki) Hubbard – Organic Seed Alliance
Andrew Kimbrell – Center For Food Safety
Joseph Lofthouse – Landrace Gardens
Sherry Manning – Friends of Enca Farm
Bill McDorman – Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
Dr. Nanna Meyer – Grain School, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Casey O’Leary – Snake River Seed Cooperative
Chrissie Orr – Seed Broadcast
David Salman – High Country Gardens
Bettina Sandoval – Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Loretta Sandoval – Zulu’s Petals Organic Farm
Miguel Santistevan – Sol Feliz Farm, AIRE
Greg Schoen – Glass Gem Corn Steward
Rebecca Spector – Center For Food Safety
Don Tipping – Siskiyou Seeds
Dr. Tim Voss – New Mexico Landrace Corn Project
Rowen White – Sierra Seeds
Bevan Williams – Rocky Mountain Seed Source
And more to be announced!
Proposed workshops to include:
• Honoring a New Seed Conservation
• Seed Elders Panel
• Bioregionalism and Seed Adaptation
• Seed Vaults
• Rocky Mountain Grain Trials
• Population and Isolation for Seed Saving Success
• Accounting and Bookkeeping for Small Scale Seed Companies
• Perspectives on Seed Patents
• GMOs and Seeds
• Starting a Seed Internship
• Incorporating Seed Production into Market Farming Operations
• Corn Genetics and Breeding Principles
• Starting a Seed Company
• Seed Stories
• Creating and Sustaining the Seed Movement
• Social Justice and Seed Justice
Registration fee: $195
**Discount Registration: $150
**Discount available to New Mexico residents, Supporting Members of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (plus RMSA Seed Stewards and grain trial participants), and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union members.
To become a RMSA Supporting Member, click here. Your annual membership entitles you up to 20% discounts on Seed School courses and other events.