Community Field Day and Variety Tasting
October 14, 2015 | Chimacum, WashingtonJoin OSA for a community field day and variety tasting on October 14, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chimacum Farm Collaborative. Partners from Washington State University (WSU) will join in the event and share progress of the OSA-WSU Organic Germplasm Consortium, and report on local quinoa breeding efforts. Two field tours will be offered, beginning at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The variety tasting and no-host bar will begin at 5:00 p.m. Following the field tours, participants will taste the most successful varieties of colored carrots, winter squash, red peppers, Swiss chard, onions, and quinoa, (and possibly other crops). The event is free and open to the public.
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Seeds of Time: Film and Community Discussion on Genetic Resource Conservation
October 25, 2015 | Port Townsend, Washington
Join OSA and Washington State University (WSU) for a screening of Seeds of Time on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the Rose Theater in Port Townsend. The film will be followed by a reception and discussion with OSA’s Micaela Colley, WSU’s Laura Lewis, and local seed growers about topics raised in the film. Seeds of Time features agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler, who has spent decades educating the public and influencing national and international policy about the dire need to protect global crop diversity. He is the former director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and was influential in the building of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2015 | Durham, North Carolina
Join OSA's Kristina Hubbard at this year's Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham, North Carolina. We'll be presenting findings from our current State of Organic Seed project, an ongoing project to monitor the status of organic seed systems in the U.S.
Tilth Producers of Washington Annual Conference
November 13-15, 2015 | Spokane, Washington
Join OSA's Kristina Hubbard at this year's Tilth Producers of Washington Annual Conference in Spokane, Washington. We'll be presenting findings from our current State of Organic Seed project, an ongoing project to monitor the status of organic seed systems in the U.S.
Fundamentals of Seed Production and Variety ImprovementNovember 15, 2015 | Watsonville, California
Join OSA's Jared Zystro and Steve Peters for this daylong course in Watsonville, California. Participants will learn fundamental skills for developing and adapting varieties to their organic farm. Topics of instruction include: the biology of seed production, seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing appropriate seed crops for your system and climate, maintaining the genetic integrity of varieties with appropriate population sizes and isolation distances, conducting variety trials, and basic on-farm breeding techniques. Prior experience in basic seed growing is recommended.
Montana Organic Association Annual ConferenceDecember 3-5, 2015 | Bozeman, Montana
Join OSA's Kristina Hubbard at this year's Montana Organic Association Annual Conference in Bozemen, Montana. We'll be presenting findings from our current State of Organic Seed project, an ongoing project to monitor the status of organic seed systems in the U.S.
8th Organic Seed Growers Conference
February 4-6, 2016 | Corvallis, Oregon
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference to be held February 4 - 6, 2016, in Corvallis, Oregon. The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference brings together hundreds of farmers, plant breeders, researchers, university extension, certifiers, food companies, seed production and distribution companies, and other organic stakeholders in two days of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. What is it all about? Here's what our participants' have to say about this one-of-a-kind gathering (video below or click here).
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