About the Gathering
The Organic Seed Growers Conference is a biennial gathering by and for agroecological seed communities in the U.S. and across the world. The event creates spaces where experienced and emerging seed stewards can convene timely conversations, educational trainings, and strategy sessions. The gathering serves as a conduit for making new connections and catching up with old friends, networking across organic seed communities, sharing knowledge with other participants, and celebrating the growing movement. Organizers curate a conference agenda that reflects the multifaceted needs of seed growers and advocates, no matter the ease or discomfort of the topics. The goal of the Organic Seed Growers Conference is to inspire individuals, communities, organizations, and businesses to take actions that support and improve the integrity of the philosophical and practical systems that make up the organic seed movement and trade.
2024 Conference Collaborative Planning Session
The next Organic Seed Growers Conference will be held in winter of 2024 and we’re already looking forward to co-creating a beautiful and informative gathering with you.
Will you be a part of the planning process and join us this February 8th for a virtual collaborative planning session?
Sponsoring the 2024 Conference
Is your company or organization interested in supporting this very special gathering by and for organic seed communities with a sponsorship? We’re dedicated to making the event costs accessible to all and your support helps us do it. Contact Cathleen McCluskey to become a sponsor.
2022 Conference Archive
The 2022 Organic Seed Growers Conference was held virtually February 4–11, 2022 on Organic Seed Commons. You can explore the archive of 2022 conference materials. We invite you to visit the conference space in Organic Seed Commons for a full archive of the event, including session recordings.
Many thanks to our generous 2022 sponsors!
Gold Level Sponsors
Botanical Interests is a garden seed company in Broomfield, Colorado specializing in organic, non-GMO herb, flower, and vegetable varieties for the home gardener. Their goal is to inspire and educate the gardeners to create beautiful and prolific gardens wherever they are. Not only is the seed inside their packets the highest quality available, their packets are designed to give gardening information that helps to make gardeners more successful!
Johnny’s Selected Seeds is a privately held, employee-owned seed producer and merchant headquartered in Winslow, Maine, USA. Our mission is to help families, friends, and communities feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service. Johanna Willingham is the Regional Sales Rep living in Olympia, WA, 207-238-5320 or cell: 360-463-1786, email: email@example.com.
Organically Grown Company Founded in 1978, perpetual purpose trust-owned Organically Grown Company (OCG), is the largest organic produce distributor in the Pacific Northwest. For the past 40-years, the company’s progressive and entrepreneurial spirit has fueled its mission and growth, meeting the demand for organics in the marketplace while supporting its community of farmers. OGC has been recognized as a leader in sustainable business practices including sourcing 100% renewable energy in facilities, support for fair trade and charitable giving. When people in the Northwest purchase organic fruits and vegetables at their grocery store, there is a very good chance that it’s there because of OGC.
Silver Level Sponsors
Bejo Seeds is a leading company in breeding, production and sales of vegetable seeds. With operations in more than thirty countries, we are an internationally oriented family business. Our 1,900 employees are dedicated to developing the best vegetable varieties for the present and the future. We’ve expanded over the years in an organic, ongoing process, shaped by interaction between growers, dealers, supply chain partners and our own employees. All our partners have the freedom, within their own local market, to get the most out of our products. Exploring nature never stops.
Fedco Seeds a cooperative garden supply company focused on cold-hardy selections and dedicated to organic/sustainable agriculture, offers untreated vegetable, herb and flower seeds, soil amendments, cover crops, garden supplies, fruit trees, berries, ornamentals, seed potatoes, garlic, flower bulbs and more.
Gaia Herbs is the leading herbal brand in North America, with more than 200 patented Liquid Phyto-Caps™, liquid extracts, functional powders and herbal teas to help support and maintain optimal health. From seed to shelf, Gaia is deeply committed to the purity, integrity and potency of each product. The company uses only organic methods to cultivate more than 6.5 million plants each year (representing 21 varieties in 2017) on its farms in the US and Costa Rica, and that same organic approach continues through manufacturing, using patented technology to achieve the highest efficacy of each herb, validated by Gaia’s scientists throughout the process.
High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently owned, farm-based seed company offering 700+ varieties of USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified seeds for farmers, gardeners and homesteaders. We specialize in providing professional grade organic seeds that are selected to thrive in organic conditions and varieties that are widely adapted to perform in all regions of the U.S. and Canada.
Oregon Tilth In 1974, Oregon Tilth was founded on the idea that food and agriculture should be equitable and sustainable. Each day, we work with a community of changemakers to transform the food marketplace. We provide certification services that sustain organic agriculture and the people who support it. But we don’t stop there. From education to technical assistance, Oregon Tilth designs strategies and tools that address the challenges faced by farmers and food producers. Visit: tilth.org
Riega Foods is passionate about bringing sustainable and quality foods to your kitchen. We are a family-owned business based in America’s heartland, Kansas City. Our family farming roots taught us that quality food starts in the field. We have grown our business from these roots by partnering with farmers to find real, organic ingredients for the foundation of our products. We are proud to supply quality foods that have been grown with generations of knowledge.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange offers 700+ heirloom, organic, and open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower varieties, plus garlic, perennial onions and seed saving supplies. Our mission is to ensure that people retain control of their food supply, conserve genetic resources and offer gardeners the option of saving their own seeds.
Vitalis Organic Seeds Founded in 1994 in The Netherlands, Vitalis Organic Seeds is a global leader in organic seed production and breeding. All Vitalis varieties are certified organic for the US, Canada, Mexico and the EU. We believe in building organic production systems with organically produced seed.