Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA (21 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015)

Join us at this invite-only two day event for organic seed growers and organic seed companies in California to come together, learn from each other, and develop long term strategies and collective actions to build California organic seed systems. 

 

This is the first ever California Organic Seed Summit. It is an invitation-only strategy meeting for organic seed growers and organic seed companies in California.

 

The goal of this summit is to come together, learn from each other, and develop long term strategies and collective actions to build California organic seed systems.

 

The event will include:

  • Structured brainstorming and action planning around the following topics:
    1. Marketing
    2. Funding
    3. Infrastructure
    4. Production and contracting
    5. Breeding, trials and product development
  • An equipment and breeding practicum
  • A roundtable lunch with key growers and breeders to discuss variety needs
  • Regional breakout meetings
  • A seed swap

 

A complete agenda will be sent to all registered participants in January. We will also create an online forum to begin the strategizing process prior to our summit.

 

You have been invited because your participation is critical to building sustainable, profitable and resilient seed systems in California. Please join us.

 

Please contact Jared Zystro at jared@seedalliance.org or 707-502-9984.

 

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St. Stephen's Church, 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol, CA (10 Jan 2015)

Join OSA's Jared Zystro and Steve Peters for this daylong course at St. Stephen's Church in Sebastopol, CA. Participants will learn fundamental skills for developing and adapting varieties to 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. Prior experience in basic seed growing is recommended. We suggest reviewing our online tutorials on seed saving and production before the course.

 

The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015. St. Stephen's Church is located at 500 Robinson Road in Sebastopol, California. Please contact Jared Zystro with any questions at jared@seedalliance.org.

 

When: Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00 per person includes daylong course and light lunch

Location: St. Stephen's Church is located at 500 Robinson Road in Sebastopol, CA

Have questions? Please contact Jared Zystro at jared@seedalliance.org

 

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"Organic Seed Alliance has been an indispensable resource for our farm, from conducting field trials to producing seed. Organic seed is the cornerstone of our vegetable production. Without varieties that have been bred and selected for organic growing conditions, we would be left with low-vigor crops adapted to high-input farms."

 

Jim McGreevy

Cloudview Ecofarms

Royal City, Washington