We vision a world where seed grows an equitable, abundant, and resilient future of food.
In the spring of 2021, Organic Seed Alliance embarked on a collaborative journey to chart its course for the next phase of growth and impact. This season, as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are pleased to unveil our new strategic plan, a roadmap for the next five years. This framework not only guides our organizational development but also reflects our commitment to nurturing the world of organic seeds. In it, we present our updated vision, mission, impact, and the strategies that will shape our future. Read on below for highlights and see where to learn more.
Organic Seed Alliance puts the power of seed into the hands of growers. Our work promotes
an abundant and diverse supply of organic seed, tended in perpetuity by skilled,
diverse, and interconnected communities of seed stewards.
To advance this mission, we serve growers working with seed across the U.S. through three
program areas: 1) collaborative research on crop improvement and seed production for
organic systems, 2) education on the agronomic, economic, and socio-political elements of
seed work, and 3) legal and cultural advocacy toward policies that support organic agriculture
and farmers’ rights to save seed. Our approach emphasizes relationship building and network
development across program areas.
Seed grows an equitable, abundant, and resilient future of food.
Read our 2023 Strategic Framework, and more about the next five years of Organic Seed Alliance: Organic Seed Alliance Strategic Framework
In tandem with this strategic framework, we are excited to highlight our new look that you may have noticed here on our website and in our emails. This brand refresh introduces a newly-typeset logo as well as new typefaces and colors across our website. OSA will be further implementing the new look across materials in the coming months.
As we celebrate this milestone and embark on a new phase of growth and impact, we are grateful to our dedicated network: past and present staff, board members, partners, and all who were involved, with a special mention to Kitt Healy, for contributions in shaping this framework. Together, we look forward to a future where organic seed plays a crucial role in building a more equitable, abundant, and resilient food system.