OSA to Host Organic Variety Trial Field Day in Washington

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) will host a Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative (NOVIC) project field day on November 18, 2012 in Chimacum, Washington.

Field day participants can expect to learn about this four-year collaborative project and local variety trial results of chicory, broccoli, snap peas, sweet corn, winter squash, and carrots. The field day will include taste evaluations of winter squash and carrots from this year’s local trials.

The NOVIC project brings together researchers and organic farmers in Northern US states to breed new varieties, identify the best performing existing varieties for organic agriculture, and educate farmers on organic seed production and plant variety improvement.

This field day will take place at Finnriver Farm located at 62 Barn Swallow Road, Chimacum, Washington from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

This class is being offered free of charge thanks to an OREI grant from USDA. Pre-registration is required. Please email Cathleen McCluskey to confirm your space.

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