RMSA Bulk Grain Sources

As the Rocky Mountain Heritage Gain Trials enter their 3rd year, more and more sources are becoming available for quality ancient and heritage grain seeds, both for planting and eating.  Sometimes sources contact us.  Sometimes we discover new sources while traveling and teaching.  Our hope is that many of our own 90 trialists will begin to offer larger quantities as we continue to find small amounts of rare grains and begin to increase them.

Make sure you are signed up for our Elerts as more grain becomes available.  Click here.

RMSA is proposing to build the Rocky Mountain Regional Seed Vault somewhere in the Rocky Mountain West.

RMSA is looking for a location to build a regional seed vault that will serve to protect, preserve and increase the seed diversity found within the western mountain states.  Please contact John Caccia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss or suggest a secure vault location in your community.

Our goal for this long-term seed storage facility is to provide secure seed backup as a free service to RMSA Seed Stewards, as well as growers, breeders, and seed savers throughout the Mountain West. In addition, the Seed Vault could serve as an outreach and educational center to share RMSA’s work with visitors.

Since starting the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, we have discovered some remarkable collections of crop diversity being quietly stewarded by passionate seed savers on their farms and homesteads. These priceless gems are uniquely adapted to thrive in our Rocky Mountain communities. They are our seeds—and they must be protected.

Help Save Seed Diversity—Become a Seed Steward!

The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is seeking gardeners and farmers to become Seed Stewards in their communities. Seed Stewards are individuals who are committed to preserving and sharing seed diversity. They may already be skillful seed savers or just beginning to learn about this ancient art and practice. Seed saving is essential for ensuring that diverse and abundant supplies of regionally adapted seeds are securely maintained for the benefit of current and future generations.

Who We Are

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening seed and food security in our region.

Our mission is to assure a diverse and abundant supply of seeds for the Rocky Mountain West through networking, education and helping establish community-based models of seed stewardship.



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