Seed School is a groundbreaking online educational course that will teach you how to create 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, and empowers people to reclaim sovereignty of 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.
By taking this course, you will get a better understanding of:
- Basic seed biology, selection, and genetics
Understand the significance of regionally adapted seeds
Challenge your perspective of the current industrial food paradigm
Feel your passion ignited to reconnect with your food source
Comprised of eight modules, Bill McDorman takes us on a journey to a deeper understanding of seeds. With the support of three guest facilitators, Dr. Bradley Tonnessen, Dr. Margot Bagley, and François Meienberg all help to shine a light on important topics to help you understand your role as a seed steward.
Topics List: Seed Biology & Structure, Pollination & Breeding Systems, Seed Selection & Genetics, Wild Seeds, Harvesting Cleaning & Storing, Seed Industry History and Patenting, Seed Enterprises, and Dispelling the Myths of Seed Saving.