with Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson

Dates: Generally the third Tuesday of the month at 5pm Arizona time. 

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Here's what to expect:

  • Live online classes that support you to save and store seeds so that you can create a thriving, resilient garden tailored to YOUR yard's unique needs
  • New seed saving and food growing topics addressed each month
  • Ask Bill your most pressing seed questions live and get the inspiration and know-how needed to become a seed saving superhero

2022 Topics & Dates (subject to change):

  • Starting your Seed Starts (With Kari Spencer) - February 15 at 4pm Pacific/5pm Mountain/7pm Eastern
  • Seed Dehybridizing - March 15th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
  • Seed Saving Myths - April 19th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
  • Pollinators & Wildflowers - May 17th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
  • Squashes, Summer & Winter - June 21st at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
  • Seed Harvesting - July 19th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
  • Cool Season and Warm Season Crops - August 16th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
  • Seed Starting Challenges (with Kari Spencer) - September 20th 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
  • How do YOU store your seeds - October 18th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
  • Grain Culture - November 15th at 4pm Pacific/5pm Mountain/7pm Eastern
  • What is Happening in the World of Seeds December 20th at 4pm Pacific/5pm Mountain/7pm Eastern

Urban Farm

About the Instructor: Meet Urban Farm U Faculty Bill McDorman

Thanks to his depth of knowledge, talent in storytelling, and ability to break down any topic into simple, easy-to-digest parts, Bill McDorman is one of our leading instructors at Urban Farm U. McDorman is a passionate and knowledgeable presenter who inspires his audiences to learn to save their own seeds. With decades of experience teaching, Bill shows students how easy and fun seed saving can be. 

Bill got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979, when he helped start Garden City Seeds in Missoula, Montana. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until sold to an intern in 2012. He authored the book Basic Seed Saving in 1994. In 2010, he and his wife Belle Starr created Seed School, a nationally recognized weeklong training that has graduated hundreds of students from around the world. They both served as Co-Directors of Native Seeds/SEARCH from 2011 to 2014. In 2014, Bill cofounded the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.  

Bill McDorman
Instructor, Urban Farm U &
Co-founder, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance