Author Archives: Micaela Colley

Spring Newsletter: Breaking New Ground

Spring has arrived, and our staff is busy breaking new ground at a research farm in Chimacum, Washington. This operation centralizes much of our research, education, and seed production in the region. We’ll be hosting volunteer work parties every Friday beginning … Continue reading

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Looking Back on OSA’s Successes in 2014

I’m excited to share our annual report with you today, which includes some of our most important successes in 2014. We are making tremendous progress in building regional seed systems, monitoring the state of organic seed at a national level, … Continue reading

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You Can Support Our Seed Stewards

The local, organic food movement has done a tremendous job of making us think about the people and places producing our food. We understand that from field to plate our purchasing decisions matter, and can lead to healthier meals for our families, a healthier planet, and healthier communities. Farmers growing our food also have an … Continue reading

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Inspiration in “Community Breeding”

From purple carrots to black tomatoes, plant breeders and seed companies showcased their upcoming new varieties to farmers and chefs at yesterday’s first Culinary Breeding Network (CBN) Variety Showcase in Portland, Oregon. CBN’s Lane Selman envisioned an event that would … Continue reading

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Student Organic Seed Symposium Inspires

OSA’s Micaela Colley and Jared Zystro left the Student Organic Seed Symposium in awe of the next generation of organic researchers and inspired by the path forward carved by national and international leaders in organic plant breeding systems. The student-run … Continue reading

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