Author Archives: Jared Zystro

CA Seed Stakeholder Meeting at EcoFarm on Jan. 24

California Seed Stakeholders Meeting Thursday January 24th 2:00 – 3:30pm  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 industry. What … Continue reading

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Variety Trial Field Day a Success

On a sunny October day last week, over thirty farmers, seed company representatives, and students gathered to see the results of OSA’s vegetable variety trial on Coke Farm in San Juan Bautista, California. John Navazio of OSA and Washington State … Continue reading

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Building Organic Seed Systems in California

California has the largest agricultural economy in the U.S. This probably does not come as a surprise to anyone who can picture rolling hills of grape vineyards or vast fields of lettuce. Less well known is that over one-third of … Continue reading

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OSA’s California College Tour

Innovative programs at California colleges are training our next generation of farmers in organic, sustainable agricultural practices. These students will go on to be some of tomorrow’s farmer leaders. But while they may learn about topics like cover cropping and … Continue reading

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Be a Part of the Southeast Organic Seed Movement

With its long growing season and rich farming history, the Southeast region has great potential to strengthen its organic seed system. But what are the key actions we can take to help a burgeoning Southeastern network? As a first step, … Continue reading

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