Author Archives: Micaela Colley

Invest in the Future of Organic Seed Today

Organic Seed Alliance celebrated a landmark anniversary this year. For ten years, we have worked to build an abundant, diverse, and secure seed supply for organic agriculture. Please support the next generation of our work. Your support has been critical … Continue reading

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An Autumn Letter from Our Director

This year, OSA celebrates a landmark anniversary. It’s hard to believe that after ten years we have already established ourselves as the primary organization in the U.S. working to expand a national organic seed system through regional models of collaborative … Continue reading

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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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