We’re excited to announce that registration for the California Organic Seed Summit is now open! We invite all California-based growers working with seed and seed advocates to join us either in person or online February 3 – 5, 2023.
The Summit is a gathering for California-based people working with seed to network, exchange knowledge, and develop collective actions to build sustainable, profitable, and resilient seed systems in the state. The content will focus on California state.
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The success of the Summit will come in part from what we bring to it. We encourage you to share topics, speaker suggestions, or presentation ideas in your registration form and to register early so the planning team can work with your suggestions.
The summit is being offered as a pay-what-you can event, with a suggested ticket price of $75. This includes food, lodging, and participation in the summit. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the summit location, and may choose to lodge off site if desired.
Lodging is included with in-person registration. Rooms have two single beds each, and separate showers/restrooms accessible on each floor.
A limited number of travel scholarships are available for those for whom registration and travel costs present a burden. Scholarship applicants must submit registration by January 13 to be considered for funds.
The Summit begins Friday, February 3rd at 2 pm and goes through to Sunday, February 5th in the afternoon. The schedule is still being finalized but will include:
- Information sharing sessions between seed producers, seed companies, breeders, seed stewards, and other stakeholders on topics such as equipment, collective business models, and cultural connections to seeds.
- Cooperative planning for shared needs.
- Networking between participants to help find opportunities for collaboration.
- Hear research updates and learn about organic seed production.
- Get the inside scoop on rising investment and policy opportunities.
Home-cooked meals will be offered for those joining in-person. We will do our best to source organic ingredients and accommodate dietary restrictions. We also welcome any contributions of produce or other ingredients to the cooking pantry.
If you have any questions or want more information, contact Jared Zystro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-502-9984
The California Organic Seed Summit is brought to you by Patagonia and Gaia Fund.
Summit Planning Committee
Many thanks to the Planning Committee members for the thoughtfulness and care they’ve invested in the 2023 California Organic Seed Summit.