Category Archives: Events

Upcoming Organic Seed Field Day and Training in North Carolina

Save the date for the upcoming “Organic Cucurbit Variety Selection and Seed Saving Field Day” to be held August 12, 2014, at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, North Carolina. Register today Hosts Organic Seed Alliance, Cornell University, and North … Continue reading

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Webinar on Keeping Seed Crops Healthy

This spring, OSA’s John Navazio presented in a webinar titled “Keeping Your Seed Crops Healthy” with Jodi Lew-Smith of High Mowing Organic Seeds and Linda Gilkeson of West Coast Gardening. The webinar includes instruction on rogueing (removing of a small fraction of undesirable plants from … Continue reading

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Strengthening Regional Seed Systems One Course at a Time

Earlier this month, OSA’s John Navazio and Laurie McKenzie gathered at Greenbank Farm with a group of enthusiastic farmers, students, interns, and instructors to teach a course on breeding self-pollinated crops. Greenbank Farm is a community-founded nonprofit that manages 151 acres of … Continue reading

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An Update from the Southeast

Efforts to build the foundation for a regional seed system in the Southeast continue to gain momentum. OSA is partnering with organizations and universities on organic variety trials and educational events, and in developing strategic plans for the region. OSA’s … Continue reading

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What’s a Regional Seed System?

Summer sweet corn: Is there anything better? How about a sweet corn that was developed with organic farmers in mind — an open-pollinated variety that germinates in cool spring conditions without the use of fungicides and demonstrates superb taste? Organic … Continue reading

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