FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2018
Amber Keeney, Organic Seed Alliance, (951) 522-5292, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn How to Grow Organic Seed in California
April workshop in Spring Valley will teach farmers the principles of growing commercial seed
Arcata, CA – Organic Seed Alliance’s (OSA) Southern California Seed Hub, San Diego Seed Company, and Bancroft Center for Sustainability will host an organic seed training in Spring Valley, California, on April 7, 2018. The workshop will train specialty crop producers in how to incorporate seed production into their diversified farm plan. Space is limited so interested participants are encouraged to register by April 3 at https://tinyurl.com/seedapril2018.
Steve Peters of OSA and Brijette Pena of the San Diego Seed Company will provide hands-on instruction to help farmers grow organic seed for the commercial market. This training will help participants understand seed production biology; on-farm breeding; seed harvesting and cleaning; and how to conduct variety trials and choose seed crops for a specific system and climate. Participants will also learn about the economics of seed production and how to identify markets.
The training is intended for farmers, researchers, and agricultural students. Prior experience in seed growing is recommended. Participants are encouraged to review OSA’s publications and tutorials before the course at www.seedalliance.org/all-publications.
Registration for the training is $35 and includes lunch. The course will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and be held at the Bancroft Center for Sustainability located at 3845 Spring Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977.
To register and learn more, visit www.seedalliance.org/events.
This event is made possible in part thanks to support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service.
Organic Seed Alliance advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. Learn more at www.seedalliance.org.
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