Spring is most definitely in the air at our main office and research site in Chimacum, Washington, and our local team is busy in the field. In between plantings we’ll be hosting and participating in two local events and would love to see you. And if you’re going to be at the Rhody Festival in Port Townsend this weekend, watch for our OSA float in the Grand Parade!
Monday, May 20th | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
On-farm Management of Plant and Seed Health
OSA’s Research Farm at Finnriver Farm & Cidery (Chimacum)
We’re thrilled to host a talk with local farmers and European researcher Stephanie Klaedtke who has a background in participatory plant breeding and farmer seed networks, and works with the French agricultural research institute INRA and the Belgium-led initiative Dynaversity. Come out to the farm for a talk on her recent research followed by a group discussion about farming practices and the European seed movement. Food and drink will be available for purchase at Finnriver Farm & Cidery. The event is free but registering in advance is encouraged. You can RSVP at the button below in advance.
Wednesday, May 22nd | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Exploring the Intersection of Art and the Environment
Northwind Arts Center (Port Townsend)
OSA’s Laurie McKenzie will join artist Meg Kaczyk along with other environmental non-profit leaders and artists in conversation to explore the intersection of art and the environment. Join us at the Northwind Art Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 22nd. Kaczyk explains, “I want to learn more about the organizations’ particular spheres and see deeper into the visual potential of water, land, and agriculture.” This event is free and all are welcome. Learn more