In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Idaho Falls Community Garden Association is sponsoring a free talk and a daylong seed school with Bill McDorman, founder of High Altitude Seeds and Seeds Trust and former executive director of Native Seed Search.
The talk on Friday is free, but the cost of the seminar on Saturday is $75, including lunch. Registration is limited to 25 participants and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Partial scholarships for the seed school are available to all students who register for the daylong seminar. Bill is a passionate and knowledgeable presenter who inspires his audiences to rejoin the ritual of seed saving. Sign up today to ensure a spot for this outstanding seminar!
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Bill is Executive Director and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA), a new non-profit seed conservation organization serving the Rocky Mountain West. He was previous director of Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson and has founded 3 seed companies including High Altitude Gardens and co-founded several non-profits including the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Hailey, Idaho. He is author of Basic Seed Saving. Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance has created an innovative week-long training called Seed School, the educational center-piece of RMSA, which has graduated over 600 Seed Citizens since its inception in September of 2010. It was recently adapted so that it could also be presented in a one-day format called SEED SCHOOL IN A DAY. Casey O'Leary, a passionate seed producer and steward from the Snake River Seed Cooperative in Boise, will be instructing alongside Bill.
Seed School In A Day topics will cover seed saving, biology, terminology, cleaning and storage, seed enterprises (exchanges, libraries, and businesses), and more. Hands-on activities are balanced with engaging lectures for a diverse learning experience.To learn more about SEED SCHOOL IN A DAY and to register for the seminar visit the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance website at rockymountainseeds.org (click on this link to go straight to the registration page)
This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and faculty. Don't miss out!
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.