Autumn Newsletter: Cultivating Resilience

Adapting to changing climates, environmental conditions, and the needs of our farmers and the people they feed can and should begin with seed. There's much work to do to establish resiliency in our local ecologies, communities, and economies -- but, together, we're making progress. 

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Community Celebration and Variety Tasting at OSA's Research Farm
October 14, 2015 | Chimacum, Washington
Join OSA for a community field day and variety tasting on October 14, 2015, at our Washington research farm in Chimacum, Washington. Two field tours will be offered and follwed by a tasting of the most successful varieties of colored carrots, winter squash, red peppers, Swiss chard, onions, and quinoa, (and possibly other crops) from this season. 
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Seeds of Time: Film and Community Discussion on Seed 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. 
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Registration Now Open for the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference

Registration is now open for the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference to be held February 4 - 6, 2016 in Corvallis, Oregon. We are currently offering conference sponsorship opportunities. 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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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.

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“Organic seed is the foundation of organic agriculture and sustainable food systems, and the only true response to GMOs. I support OSA because it provides the technical expertise and organizational structure to establish regionally appropriate organic seed systems.”


Tony Kleese

The Earthwise Company

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Seed Broadcast
October 7, 2015
‘Seeds of Time’ Film Provides Community Discussion on Seed Conservation
Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and Washington State University (WSU) will co-host a screening of Seeds of Time on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the Rose Theater in Port Townsend, Washington. The film will...

October 6, 2015
Special Field Day and Celebration at OSA's Research Farm
Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) will host 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. The event celebrates the first autumn...