Belle Starr is co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, an organization created to assure a diverse and abundant supply of seeds for the Rocky Mountain West. Starr is the former Deputy Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH, a 33 year-old seed conservation organization. Starr along with her husband Bill McDorman developed the ground-breaking seed saving program, Seed School which has graduated almost 1,000 people from around the world. Seed School, in its 7th year is the flagship educational program of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. Starr has an extensive background in media relations, grant writing, community organizing and nonprofit management.
Belle is co-founder and Deputy Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. In 2010 she and her husband Bill McDorman developed Seed School a six-day training which has graduated almost 1,000 people from around the world. Starr has an extensive background in media relations, grant writing, community organizing and nonprofit management.
Bill McDorman is co-founder and Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. He is the former Executive Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson. He Bill is the founder of Seedsave.org the International Seed Saving Institute and Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens a bioregional seed company, which he ran for 28 years. He is author of Basic Seed Saving which he wrote in 1994. He and his wife Belle, created several innovative educational programs including the Seed School, Seed School Teacher Training, Grain School and Seed School Online. Since the initial launch of Seed School in September of 2010, the trainings have graduated almost 1,000 Seed Citizens.