Category Archives: Events

Give Thanks for Organic Seed and for those Who Breed It!

This post by Organic Seed Alliance was originally published by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. It is part of a blog series devoted to exploring the importance of seed to sustainable food and farming systems. To read the first post … Continue reading

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Upcoming Fundamentals of Seed Production and Variety Improvement Course

Welton Farm and Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) will host a Fundamentals of Seed Production and Variety Improvement course on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Welton Farm in Gilroy, CA. Organic Seed Alliance’s Jared Zystro and Steve Peters will teach this … Continue reading

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Upcoming Seed Harvest Techniques and Equipment Workshop

Join OSA and Greenbank Farm at next week’s Seed Harvesting Techniques and Equipment Workshop on Monday, October 6, 2014, at Greenbank Farm in Greenbank, WA. OSA’s Micaela Colley and Laurie McKenzie will lead demonstrations of both small equipment and hand scale threshing … 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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