The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance (RMSA) has joined the mounting grass-roots efforts to fight the monopolization of seeds. Founded in 2014, RMSA offers practical information on seed saving to bolster seed security for everyone — farmers and consumers. The staff — including Bill McDorman, formerly of Native Seeds/SEARCH — offers intensive educational programs on starting community seed libraries, exchanges, grower cooperatives and heirloom seed companies. Courses include a six-day on-site Seed School and a seven-week Web version called Seed School Online.
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Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, where her beats include DIY and Green Transportation. She's an avid cyclist and has never met a vegetable she didn't like.