companies own and control 75% of the world's seeds. How does this
affect local food security and the health of our region? More
importantly what does this have to do with the nationwide drought and
the treasure trove of seeds in the Native Seeds/SEARCH Seed Bank? Join
NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman for a deep discussion on this
vital topic and hear about Seed School, where you can learn about regional seed solution models as close as your own backyard!
Join us for this Donation Lecture
McDorman is Executive Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson,
Arizona. Bill has been in the bio-regional seed business almost 30
years, founded 3 seed companies, Garden City Seeds, High Altitude
Gardens and Seeds Trust, and co-founded several non-profits including
the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum, Idaho. He is author of Basic
Seed Saving, 1994.
2010, he and his wife Belle Starr created an innovative week-long
training called Seed School which now counts graduates from all over
North America. In March of 2011, they moved to Tucson to step in as
co-directors of Native Seeds/SEARCH. Seed School has become one of the
central educational programs of the 29 year-old southwest seed
conservation organization. Bill is a passionate and knowledgeable
presenter, inspires his audiences to connect deeply with the world in
which they live and REJOIN THE RITUAL OF SEED SAVING.