September 30, 2014



Cathleen McCluskey, (360) 472-0247,


Seed Harvest Techniques and Equipment Workshop to be Held on October 6, 2014
Greenbank Farm and Organic Seed Alliance to host workshop on Whidbey Island 


Port Townsend, WA - Greenbank Farm and Organic Seed Alliance will host a workshop on seed harvesting techniques and equipment this Monday, October 6, 2014, at Greenbank Farm in Greenbank, WA.


Organic Seed Alliance’s Micaela Colley and Laurie McKenzie will lead demonstrations of both small equipment and hand scale threshing and cleaning, including the use of an Almaco small belt thresher and Clipper air-screen seed cleaner (now available for rent to regional growers through Greenbank Farm). The workshop will cover a wide range of vegetable crops and discussion on how regional growers can most effectively harvest and clean their seed crops at a range of scales.


Greenbank Farm is located at 765 Wonn Road, A201, in Greenbank, Washington. The workshop will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014. The workshop cost is $5.00 per person and re-registration is preferred. Register today at


This workshop is funded through the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.


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