Spring Newsletter: Breaking New Ground

Spring has arrived, and our staff is busy breaking new ground at a research farm in Chimacum, Washington. This operation centralizes much of our research, education, and seed production in the region. OSA continues to break new ground in other ways, too. Read our full spring newsletter here.



Looking for 'Abundant Bloomsdale' and 'Who Gets Kissed?' Seed?

Are you looking to purchase seed of our newly released varieties? Find seed companies selling 'Abundant Bloomsdale' spinach and 'Who Gets Kissed?' sweet corn in the "availablilty" section on the variety breeding project landing pages. 



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. 




You Helped Us Achieve Great Things 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 electronic 2014 Annual Report here or download the physical report here (opens to PDF).



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. Watch the episode here



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 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).




About Us

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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“As we enter our future world of depleting natural resources, having a diversity of seed adapted to local ecologies will be essential to food security."


Frederick Kirschenmann

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Ames, Iowa

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