Author Archives: Micaela Colley

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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OSA’s 2012 Annual Report

As the year draws to a close, we extend our gratitude for your partnership and support. Thanks to you, we expanded into new regions in 2012 — educating more farmers, developing more organic varieties, and impacting more seed policy. A … Continue reading

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Support Organic Seed Systems

Organic Seed Alliance recently asked one of our partners what he enjoyed most about collaborating with us on seed projects. Marko Colby of Midori Farm responded: “The empowerment that comes from knowing we can improve seed varieties to work better … Continue reading

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