Category Archives: Seed and Story

Need a Holiday Gift for the ‘Seed Heads’ in Your Life?

OSA’s Dr. John Navazio has completed a new book on vegetable seed production. The book is published by Chelsea Green and is now available. You can order your copy here. The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the … Continue reading

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Farmer Seed Stewardship: Marko Colby and Hanako Myers

Midori Farm Marko Colby and Hanako Myers Port Townsend, Washington When Marko and Hanako started Midori Farm, both had a strong interest in seed. They understood well the importance of having seed that is adapted to their region and growing … Continue reading

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Variety Trial Field Day a Success

On a sunny October day last week, over thirty farmers, seed company representatives, and students gathered to see the results of OSA’s vegetable variety trial on Coke Farm in San Juan Bautista, California. John Navazio of OSA and Washington State … Continue reading

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OSA Reports Back from the NOSB Meeting in Rhode Island

I just returned from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, where OSA was invited to give a formal presentation on the topic of organic seed. The meeting provided an important opportunity to share data from … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding Course

Last month, OSA, with support from Seed Matters, hosted our Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding Course to a group of 25 dedicated students. OSA Senior Scientist and Washington State University Seed Extension Specialist Dr. John Navazio taught the 2-day workshop which … Continue reading

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