Winter 2016 NewsletterThank you, #SeedLegion!
Report Helps Farmers Extend Their Vegetable Season
NOSB Proposal Clarifies Methods Appropriate for Organics
New Report Describes Organic Seed Needs for Montana
Getting Creative in the Kitchen with Chromatic Carrots
Register for Organicology by Jan. 20 for Discounted Rates
Get Seedy with us in California this Winter
THANK YOU to all who've answered the call and given a gift. We couldn't do this work without YOU! Read on to see the important work you're supporting.
Have you joined the #SeedLegion yet? If every person who receives this newsletter donated $20, our work would be supported for an entire year AND OSA would be able to meet the needs of more organic farmers.
Vegetable Crops for Season Extension in the Pacific Northwest: 2014 - 2016 Trial Results is available for free download here.
State of Organic Seed report and discuss recommendations for how the National Organic Program and broader certification community can further support increased sourcing of, and investments in, organic seed. Find this presentation and other NOSB materials from the November 2016 meeting here.
Montana Organic Seed Assessment: Vegetables, 2016 is available for free download here.
In addition to the packed regular schedule, be sure to check out the special Business Management for Organic Vegetable, Seed, and Grain Producers Intensive happening on Thursday.
REGISTER TODAY for discounted rates and to guarantee a spot, as we're expecting it to sell out!
We're thrilled to be co-hosting the "Seed to Eaters" EcoFarm Preconference Symposium on Jan. 25, 2017, in Pacific Grove. We'll hear from wholesalers, plant breeders and seed growers, who have partnered to create new varieties to fill seasonal gaps, and from grocers and chefs, who have joined forces with local farmers to find and promote exciting new varieties that thrive in the field and shine on the produce shelf and the dinner plate. Register today.
We're also hosting the 3rd annual California Organic Seed Summit on Feb. 17 - 19, 2017, in Montara. The retreat is a unique opportunity for California seed stakeholders to network, exchange knowledge, and develop collective actions to build sustainable, profitable, and resilient seed systems in California. The summit is invitation only, so if you're interested in learning more and participating in the summit, please contact Jared Zystro before Jan. 15.
January 20 - 22, 2017 | Saratoga Springs, New York | Learn more
January 25 - 28, 2017 | Pacific Grove, California | Learn more
"Seed to Eaters" EcoFarm Preconference Symposium
January 25, 2017 | Pacific Grove, California | Learn more
February 2 - 4, 2017 | Portland, Oregon | Register today
Small Grains Field Day
February 11, 2017 | Petaluma, California | Learn more
California Organic Seed Summit
February 17 - 19, 2017 | Montara, California | Learn more
MOSES Organic Farming Conference
February 23 - 25, 2017 | La Crosse, Wisconsin | Learn more
Mountain West Seed Summit
March 3 - 4, 2017 | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Learn more
9th Organic Seed Growers Conference
February 14 - 17, 2018 | Corvallis, Oregon | Learn more
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The Earthwise Company
Chapel Hill, North Carolina