For Immediate Release

October 6, 2013



Jared Zystro, California Research and Education Specialist, 707-502-9984,



Learn the Fundamentals of Organic Seed Production

Organic Seed Alliance to host two-day course next month in Eureka


Port Townsend, WA – Organic Seed Alliance will host its “Fundamentals of Organic Seed Production” course at Humboldt Agricultural Center in Eureka, CA, on December 8 – 9, 2013. Prior experience in basic seed growing is recommended.


Participants will learn the fundamental skills for producing seed crops on 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.


This course includes both classroom and field components.


Humboldt Agricultural Center is located at 5630 South Broadway in Eureka, CA. The course begins at 9:00 a.m. both days.


The cost of the event is $30 and includes lunch on Sunday and snacks. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit


This course is being offered at a discount thanks to support from Columbia Foundation and Gaia Fund.


For more information, contact Jared Zystro at 608-957-4829 or


Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed.


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