New and innovative economic engines will keep our communities prosperous and thriving. Local food, wine, beer and bread businesses are now helping to fuel an increase in new community weath all over the nation. Local food allows the money we spend everyday to stay local and continue to recirculate.
In this presentation, Bill McDorman from the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance will talk about the essential and yet largely missing component of this burgeoning new economy: local seeds. Developing locally adapted and delicious seed stock for the region’s cuisine will assure a prosperous, resilient and sustainable local food economy. The first communities to understand this are reaping the cultural and economic rewards. Bill will give examples of how communities are using seed exchanges, seed libraries and seed vaults to help achieve their new local economic goals.
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is to connect communities in the Mountain West with the local seeds that will sustain them.