After almost three years of seed education and organizing in the Mountain West, the nonprofit group the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, announces the first Mountain West Seed Summit. This unique conference will bring together “seed stewards,” individuals committed to preserving seed diversity, from the Mountain West region and beyond for three days of networking and seed knowledge.
Scheduled for March 3-4, 2017 at the Hotel Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Summit will include presentations, hands-on activities, and more. A lineup of prominent guest speakers will be present at the Summit, such as “local foods” author and lecturer Gary Nabhan, indigenous activist Flordemayo (The Path), and the Tesuque Agricultural Initiative’s Emigdio Ballón, to name a few. The purpose of the conference is to inspire and train seed producers across the region, from backyard and community gardeners to commercial farmers, with an emphasis on traditional seed saving practices.
Registration for the two-day conference is $195. Discounts on rooms at the Hotel Santa Fe are also available. Full information and registration links can be found at www.rockymountainseeds.org/summit.