We’re thrilled to be participating in the Culinary Breeding Network’s 2020-21 Variety Showcase, which will take the form of joint virtual programming February 22nd through February 26th, and features virtual video presentations and Q&A sessions featuring current projects focused on breeding for organic systems and considering culinary quality.
OSA’s Laurie McKenzie and Micaela Colley will be giving three presentations during the showcase – one focused on seed saving, another on plant breeding, and a third on the Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) project. More details to come. We hope you’ll tune-in to the throughout the season for the fantastic CNB lineup, and be sure to join us for these OSA features:
- Monday, February 22 | Organic Seed Production Basics | 12:00–1:00p Pacific / 1:00-2:00p Mountain / 2:00–3:00p Central / 3:00p–4:00p Eastern
- Tuesday, February 23 | Organic Plant Breeding Basics | 12:00–1:00p Pacific / 1:00-2:00p Mountain / 2:00–3:00p Central / 3:00p–4:00p Eastern
- Wednesday, February 24 | Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture | 11:00–11:30a Pacific / 12:00-12:30p Mountain / 1:00-1:30p Central / 2:00-2:30p Eastern
The Variety Showcase is happening in conjunction with the Winter Vegetable Sagra, taking place December 1st through March 18th. Sagra program content will focus on nine winter vegetables: Celeriac, Radicchio, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Winter Squash, Garlic and Purple Sprouting Broccoli. Presentations will explore plant histories, origins and domestication; medicinal, nutritional and culinary elements of species; farm visits; cooking demonstrations; art and folklore.