This year was hard. It was also humbling, illuminating, and a constant exercise in centering our values and persevering.
Those values have guided our work in 2020, especially that of our advocacy program, which is building momentum and new programs to address some of the biggest challenges facing seed growers as described below.
From hosting listening sessions on intellectual property and excluded methods, to developing seed policy platforms and defenses against patenting, OSA is forging new collaborations to promote organic seed policy. By engaging partners like Amy, we make faster and further-reaching progress.
Policy work is critical to the success of organic farmers and seed growers, yet funding it is increasingly difficult.
That's where you come in. We can't do this work without a support base willing to invest in it. And we can't realize the potential of all these projects without a strong showing during this year-end appeal. Please give generously today!
We're thrilled to be curating three beginning seed saving collections as part of SeedLinked's Seed Collections project. The new project offers several collections for gardeners to grow, learn, and share with one another using the SeedLinked digital platform. OSA has selected three varieties each for the sunflower, dry bean, and cherry tomato collections and we can't wait to walk new seed savers through the whole process! All collections are 20% off through December 31st!
Are you an organic seed producer looking to sell wholesale quantities of organic seed? Or are you a company looking for producers growing wholesale quantities of organic seed? We want to help connect you! The Organic Seed Producers Directory is an easy-to-use online tool that connects organic seed producers with seed companies and wholesale seed buyers.
What else we're winnowing
New Faces in the Field: OSA welcomes new team members
Seed Commons & Ownership: Recording of listening session on IPR
Allowed or Not?: Recording of listening session on excluded methods in organics
Virtual Showcase: Tune in to CBN's Variety Showcase this February
CA Seed Business: Apply for the Organic Seed Entrepreneurship Intensive
Meet us in the field (or Zoom!)
Protecting the Integrity of Seed: A Listening Session on GMO Contamination
January 19, 2021 | Zoom | Learn more
Culinary Breeding Network's Variety Showcase + Winter Vegetable Sagra
February 22–26, 2021 | YouTube | Learn more
International Conference on Breeding & Seed Sector Innovations for Organic Food Systems
March 8–10, 2021 | Cēris, Latvia | Learn more
Seed is essential. And so is your support. Consider a tax-deductible gift to OSA.
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Organic Seed Alliance
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Port Townsend, WA 98368