Owls Nest AirBnB, 4799 A River Road, Buhl, Idaho
Owls Nest AirBnB
4799 A River Road
May 3 – 8, 2020
With more than 1,100 graduates around the world, RMSA’s Seed School is a pioneering course helping shape the local seed and food movements far and wide.
Seed and Grain Experience finds us back in the Miracle Mile in Idaho where geothermal hot springs are plentiful. The training is being hosted at the Owl’s Nest, in Buhl, Idaho, a 7,000 square foot home that has been converted into an Air BnB and retreat facility with hot springs and a geothermal pool. The week will be structured as a retreat where we soak in: knowledge, good meals prepared together, and private thermal pools.
Across the street from the classroom and next to the Snake River are RMSA’s grain trial plots with examples of various strategies for grain production and demonstrations of how to scale up production. Adjacent to the Owls Nest is a geothermal greenhouse operation that provides ample produce for a bio-regional CSA and our week-long training.
Those from under-served areas are encouraged to apply for our scholarships to offset tuition.
This Seed workshop will include our basic seed citizen training and four specific tracks so students can deepen their education in specific components. Tracks include ancient and heritage grains, farm scale seed production, basic seed saving techniques or seed teacher training. Ancient and heritage grains have been planted for your inspection and will be served and eaten en masse!
You will learn how to grow, harvest, process, and cook with these delicious and healthy grains.
Three organic meals will be served and students will share in preparing one evening meal during their stay.
Tent camping will be available at Banbury Hot Springs, 1.5 miles away, and includes access to its own hot springs pools. Reserve directly with Banbury.