Author Archives: Micaela Colley

OSA Community Helps Evaluate and Celebrate Fall Harvest

Our first annual research farm field day celebrated the fall harvest this week. Farmers, seed companies, Washington State University (WSU) research and education partners, and our local community of gardeners and eaters in Chimicum, Washington, came out to celebrate and taste the … Continue reading

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Autumn Newsletter: Cultivating Resilience

Registration for the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference is now open. We hope you’ll join us for the largest organic seed event in the nation where you’ll learn from more than 60 experts in the fields of organic plant breeding, … Continue reading

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Summer Newsletter: Is Purple the New Green?

It’s hard to believe that summer is upon us. As you watch the growing season unfold, do me a favor and ask yourself a question: What do I wish I knew right now about seed production, plant breeding, or the … Continue reading

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Expanding Spring Palates through Participatory Breeding

Local food can be scarce in early spring in the Northwest, but thanks to support from two specialty crop block grants administered by the Washington State Department of Agriculture and Oregon Department of Agriculture, OSA is increasing the diversity of our spring palate. In partnership … Continue reading

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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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