Who Owns Our Seeds? Take Control of Your Food and Health

HOLIDAY ENCORE AVAILABLE: December 16-18 ONLY. Sign up now to watch the encore. 


This webinar will empower you to...

  • Grow an abundance of unique varieties of fruits and veggies that are more delicious than you've ever tasted before.
  • Understand why foods grown from your own seeds are PACKED with nutrients that support your health.
  • Dispel the myths people tell you about seed saving (hint: it's easy, and even beginning gardeners can do it).
  • Understand where your food comes from so that you can be in control of what you eat. If you're a foodie like us, you care about your food and its origins. We believe everyone should have the right to this information.
  • Know what happens to your favorite seeds when they disappear from catalogs, and what you can do about it. 

Did you know that...

  • 90% fewer seed varieties are planted than were planted 2 generations ago?
  • ...more than half of our seeds are controlled by chemical companies, and five companies control 62% of ALL seeds?  
  •'s illegal to save some seeds, even if you grew them yourself?

Why does all of this matter? When we save seeds, we break free from this system. We become empowered to transform the food in our gardens to become as resilient, nutritious, and delicious as possible, AND get even better year after year. 


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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 and now serves as its executive director.  

Bill McDorman Instructor, Urban Farm U & Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance