Author Archives: Jared Zystro

Spring in California

It’s a busy spring for OSA in California. As part of our long-term plan for California, and in response to comments gathered at two California seed stakeholder meetings held at EcoFarm and our Organic Seed Growers Conference, we are undertaking … Continue reading

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Seed and Plant Exchange to be Held March 29th

Farmers and gardeners are invited to join OSA’s Jared Zystro and share rare and locally grown seeds, starts, and plants at the upcoming Humboldt Permaculture Guild’s 16th Annual Seed and Plant Exchange. The exchange is taking place on Saturday, March … Continue reading

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California Seed Stakeholders Meeting: EcoFarm, January 23rd

California Seed Stakeholders Meeting Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EcoFarm, Asilomar, CA (in the Sanderling room) California currently produces the most vegetable seed, but many of the state’s organic producers believe they are underserved by the seed … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Deepening Our Roots in California

We are meeting the need for a more robust seed system in California by partnering with the USDA, Columbia Foundation, Gaia Fund, and the California Wheat Commission to expand our outreach in the state. In 2013, OSA: Taught more than … Continue reading

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The Next Generation of Organic Plant Breeders

The journal Sustainability recently published an article about the first Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS) and what it demonstrates about the blossoming field of organic plant breeding. Organic farmers need more breeders developing varieties specifically adapted for their production systems. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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