After an exciting and productive inaugural year, the regional seed conservation nonprofit Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA) is celebrating with an event at The Community Library in Ketchum. Gardeners, seed savers, and the general public are invited to come learn about the local seed movement that is taking root in communities across the Rocky Mountain region. The Library recently became the new home of the Wood River Seed Library.
Founder Bill McDorman will give a presentation titled “Seed: The Future of Food”, which will explore the many benefits of seed saving—from economic opportunities and sustainability to social value and community wellbeing. RMSA will also share with attendees its many accomplishments during the last year and present opportunities for the community to get involved.
The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening seed sovereignty and food security in the region through education, advocacy, and network building. Since its founding last May, the group has spearheaded several local seed initiatives, such as launching a Seed Stewards program, which inspires and equips individuals to grow and save seed varieties; establishing a partnership with the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum to develop a “Mother Seed Vault,” which aims to preserve unique, regionally adapted seed varieties; and teaching an innovative and acclaimed series of Seed School courses, which train people in the art, science, and business of seed saving for community resiliency.
Following the presentation, libations and snacks will be served. For more information or questions regarding the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, contact Belle Starr: firstname.lastname@example.org.