Seed School is a groundbreaking, six-day educational course in Prescott, AZ, that trains people from all walks of life to build local seed systems rooted in the ancient tradition of seed saving. Practiced by farmers and gardeners for thousands of years, seed saving strengthens food security at the community level, empowering people to reclaim control over their food supply. Students walk away from this innovative learning experience with the knowledge and inspiration to start their own independent seed initiatives, such as community seed libraries and exchanges, seed growers cooperatives, heirloom seed businesses, and participatory plant breeding projects. Details here.
Seed School is designed to offer a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the science, business, and craft of seeds. Appropriate for teens and adults at all skill levels, this course is for gardeners, farmers, chefs, entrepreneurs, NGOs, activists, policymakers and anyone interested in turning the tide on the industrialization of our food system.
Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called “the father of the local food movement.” He is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including Enduring Seeds and Renewing America’s Food Traditions. Gary is co-founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH.
Sunday, June 1st – Friday, June 6
Prescott College Campus
Campus housing available at $22 a night.
Early bird deadline: May 9th $600
Regular tuition after May 9th $700
Some scholarships are available.
$200 deposit reserves your space.