2014 Annual Report
We are excited to share our annual report with you, which includes some of our most important successes in 2014. We are making tremendous progress in building regional seed systems, monitoring the state of organic seed at a national level, and, ultimately, protecting and expanding not just the diversity of seed available to farmers, but the knowledge necessary for stewarding seed now and into the future. Read the full 2014 Annual Report here
OSA on the Screen
OSA was featured in Growing a Greener World, an award-winning show on public television that showcases organic food and farming. The episode, "The Seed Farmer," explores our innovative approach to protecting and improving organic seed diversity. As Joe Lamp'l, executive producer of the show, shared with viewers: "Without the help and partnership of OSA with our farmers, we lose a lot of seed and crop varieties that are critical for biodiversity and so much more." Watch the episode here
You Can Support Thousands of Farmers Today
For more than a decade, OSA has worked side by side with farmers to save and improve non-GMO seed on their farms. Our research and education results in new stewards of this invaluable resource and more high-quality organic seed. Help us continue building partnerships that deliver seed developed by and for the organic community by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Get Your OSA Benefit Bracelet
You can support Organic Seed Alliance with a purchase of a trendy Pura Vida bracelet (pictured right)! Get yours today from the Pura Vida website.
Organic Seed Webinar Available
“Understanding the National Organic Program Seed Rule and Sourcing Organic Seed” is now archived and available at eXtension.org for anyone who missed the live broadcast on Friday, June 6, 2014. The webinar covers the availability of organic seed, as well as the National Organic Program’s 2013 guidance that aimed to clarify the organic seed regulatory requirement. Watch the webinar here
Publications Help Farmers Conduct Plant Breeding on Their Farms
Check out our organic plant breeding manuals that walk farmers through the methods of breeding new seed varieties on their farm. The publications include an introduction to on-farm organic plant breeding and three crop-specific breeding manuals covering carrots, sweet corn, and tomatoes. Learn more and download the publications
Save the Date for the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference
the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference to be held February 4 - 6, 2016 in Corvallis, Oregon. We are currently offering special early bird conference sponsorship opportunites. 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).
Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We believe seed is part of our common cultural heritage – a living, natural resource that demands careful management to meet food needs now and into the future. We accomplish our mission through research, education, and advocacy. Learn more about OSA here.
“OSA is the place I always turn to when I need to know more about an issue or learn more about how best to produce and save a particular kind of seed. With OSA and others leading the charge, I know the integrity and future of organic seeds is assured.”
Electra de Peyster
Santa Rosa, California