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Sandy's Seedy Saturday Seed Swap

Posted by Susie Jenkins on January 30, 2018 at 3:25am 0 Comments

Our first seed swap was a huge success.

93 people attended. 

We had music!…


St. Thomas Seed Library Launch Event!

Posted by St. Thomas Seed Library on February 20, 2016 at 4:10am 0 Comments

It’s finally here!

Do you like eating? Who doesn’t? Do you like paying high prices for imported veggies covered in pesticides? ….Maybe not. So hereSeed Library Launch  is a novel solution- grow your own! And we are here to help make it as affordable as possible by “lending” you the seeds to do just that!

Whether you have a large or small garden, access to a community garden, or even just an apartment balcony, the St. Thomas Seed Library has a wonderful variety of…




Seed Saving Classes

Introduction to Seed Saving
March 24-25, 2018 
Tucson, Arizona, USA 
$135 for Members, $145 for nonmembers
Native Seeds/SEARCH

Seed School in a Day - Prescott
March 24, 2018
Prescott, AZ, USA
$25, or $15 for Educators & 
Slow Food Members
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance    
and Slow Food Prescott

Seed School in a Day - Colorado
March 31, 2018
Hotchkiss, CO, USA
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, 
Valley Organic Growers 
Association, Slow Food Western Slope, and The Learning Council 

Seed Seva Seasonal Online Mentorship 2018
April-Nov 2018
Online Seed Stewardship course offered by Rowen White and other seedfolk. Distance learning format.
$35 per month for 8 months 

Seed School in a Day, Flagstaff
April 14, 2018
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, USA
$50 or $40 for RMSA Supporting Members
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Northern Arizona University, Northern Arizona Museum, and Flagstaff Foodlink

Seed School Teacher Training
April 22-27, 2018
Denver, CO, USA
$600 for members, $750 nonmembers
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance,
and Global Seed Savers
Seed School Online
Self-paced, online course
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance and Urban Farm

Holistic Seed Stewardship Spring Learning Retreat
April 21-22 2018
Sierra Seeds Farm, North San Juan, CA, USA 
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Sierra Seeds, Rowen White

Seed School at Sterling College
August 5-10, 2018
Craftsbury Common, VT, USA
$1,250 (includes meals) Open to Sterling College students and general public
Sterling College and Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
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Seedy Saturday - January 2018

Started by Susie Jenkins in Seed Saving 101. Last reply by Susie Jenkins Jan 27. 2 Replies

I would like to host our very first Seed Swap.  Any advice for a newby?Continue

Listing Variety Names

Started by Amanda Dougherty in Seed Saving 101. Last reply by Carol Erkens Jun 22, 2016. 3 Replies

We recently were informed that we cannot list a seed variety name on our seed packets.  The reason given was that seed companies go through a "proof of variety" test and seeds saved from home gardens may be cross pollinated with other varieties and…Continue

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