|David King receives his Seed School|
diploma with obvious pride...
But these are the reasons compiled by former seed school attendees for you to consider as February 2014 approaches:
- It makes you a better teacher. My experience with Seed School reminds me of that Albert Einstein quote, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it." At least it's popularly attributed to Einstein.
- Gain a greater understanding of the genetics, qualities and magic inherent in seeds as well as learn more insight on how to work with Nature.
- You will discover the incredible inspirational potential a single seed holds, which will allow you to discard feelings of being overwhelmed and powerless in the struggle against Big Ag. You will leave Seed School full of wonder and supercharged!
- Learn how to start and grow your own seed library or exchange.
- Grasp the idea of seed sheds and their vital importance.
- Understand the political issues around growing seeds today – the crises that face open pollinated seeds and why they are the most important seeds in the world now. Become conversant in the main concepts around seed sovereignty, patenting, genetic diversity and hybrids
- Make contact with some of the foremost experts in seed saving and form working relationships with them and your fellow students.
- Hands on harvesting, winnowing and storing of seeds with supervision that ensures you are getting it right – not learning in a vacuum.
- Make connections with other seed school attendees – networking with like minded folks from across the world!
- Learn first hand from some of the best seed teachers on the planet about the heritage that is being squandered and diluted by governments and multinational corporations.
- Gain confidence in your own seed saving ability and knowledge so you can present this information to those around you.
- Become a leader in the solution to save open-pollinated seeds; bringing home a new understanding and action plan.
- Be relevant in solving the seed/food crises without getting into politics or fighting it out with “bad guys.”
- Be a part of a seed/agricultural revolution! Tell your grandchildren what you did in the battle to save open-pollinated seeds.
- Become aware of traditional societies' seed beliefs; embracing seeds as sacred to all life and translating those ideas into our modern society.
And this is probably only some of the reasons.
Mark your calendars to attend Seed School LA February 9 through the 14th, 2014! We'll see you in Los Angeles.