Category Archives: Seed and Story

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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Farmer Seed Stewardship: Nancy Redfeather & Gerry Herbert

Nancy Redfeather and Gerry Herbert Kawanui Farm Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i Nancy Redfeather of Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, remembers the exact moment she became a seed saver. “I was at a three-day conference with John Jeavons of Bountiful Gardens/Grow Biointensive here in Hawai’i in … 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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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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