The best approach to building a robust supply of organic seed is by fostering seed systems that are regional, responsive, and resilient
A healthy seed system is decentralized, with many decision makers at the table: farmers, breeders, consumers, chefs, and seed and food businesses. OSA convenes these and other partners to conduct regional seed assessments to identify local needs and strategies for advancing organic plant breeding and organic seed production and distribution.
OSA also supports regional seed systems by delivering organic seed education and supporting grower networks across the US. We also have active research projects in California and the Intermountain West, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southeast.
To get involved in our research and education projects in these regions, contact:
California: Jared Zystro
Intermountain West: Kiki Hubbard
Midwest: Michael Lordon
Pacific Northwest: Laurie McKenzie
Southeast: Jared Zystro
Other US regions: Micaela Colley
If your region isn’t listed here, we still want to work with you!