Author Archives: Micaela Colley

A Summer Letter from Our Director

Seed has been in the national headlines a lot these days. From a chance discovery of unauthorized genetically engineered (GE) wheat in Oregon to a Supreme Court decision involving patents on seed, our staff has been busy responding to news … Continue reading

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Purple is the New Green: Winter Sprouting Broccoli

Winter fields in Port Townsend, and the rest of the Pacific Northwest, generally offer little to eat. Organic Seed Alliance’s variety trial and breeding work focused on winter season extension will change that. We recently had the pleasure of evaluating … Continue reading

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Going to Seed: Year Two of Carrot Research

Color, flavor, nutrition, top strength, vigor, shape, and smoothness are all qualities under consideration as we select carrot roots this month to replant for breeding populations as part of the Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) project. OSA senior breeder, Dr. John … Continue reading

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Spring Letter from Our Executive Director

Farmers have been at the heart of Organic Seed Alliance’s work since our inception. We rely on farm experience, knowledge, and land to inform each component of our work to build organic seed systems — from breeding to production to … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislators Should Vote ‘Yes’ on HB 2427

I grew up working and playing in the Oregon countryside next to fields of broccoli, corn, beets, and beans. Strawberry picking was my first job at age 12, as soon as I could get my social security card. I spent … Continue reading

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