OSA will host its Fundamentals of Organic Seed Production course at Humboldt Agricultural Center in Eureka, CA, on December 8 – 9, 2013. Prior experience in basic seed growing is recommended.
Participants will learn the fundamental skills for producing seed crops on their organic farm. Topics of instruction include the biology of seed production, seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing appropriate seed crops for your system and climate, maintaining the genetic integrity of varieties with appropriate population sizes and isolation distances, conducting variety trials, and basic on-farm breeding techniques. This course includes both classroom and field components.
Humboldt Agricultural Center is located at 5630 South Broadway in Eureka, CA. The course begins at 9:00 a.m. both days. The cost of the event is $30 and includes lunch on Sunday and snacks.
Pre-registration is required. Click here to register now.
Participants in this course may also be interested in a variety trial training happening the day before at Riverdog Farm on December 7, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Learn more here.
This course is being offered at a discount thanks to support from Columbia Foundation and Gaia Fund.
For more information, email Jared Zystro or call him at 707-502-9984.