Seed Producers Database Survey

OSA is in the process of evaluating, and potentially upgrading, our Seed Producers Database. Whether you’ve used this online tool before or not, please take two minutes to answer this short survey to help us determine the value of this database.



New Publications Help Farmers Breed the Seed They Need

OSA is happy to announce the release of four organic plant breeding manuals that walk farmers through the methods of breeding new crop varieties on their farm. They include an introduction to on-farm organic plant breeding and three crop-specific breeding manuals covering carrots, sweet corn, and tomatoes.


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Spring 2014 Newsletter
We've released three new publications since our last newsletter, all of which support farmers in organic seed production and variety sourcing. And we traveled to Washington, DC, to deliver the important message that public plant breeding is essential to the future of seed and food. You’ll find that we’ve also been fostering regional seed systems in the Northwest through our collaboration with Greenbank Farm.


Our work would not be possible without your support. This spring we’re sending contributors our limited edition 'Abundant Bloomsdale' poster (available while supplies last). Please help “seed” our work at whatever level you can afford.




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About Us

Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We believe seed is part of our common cultural heritage – a living, natural resource that demands careful management to meet food needs now and into the future. We accomplish our mission through research, education, and advocacy.


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“OSA is the place I always turn to when I need to know more about an issue or learn more about how best to produce and save a particular kind of seed. With OSA and others leading the charge, I know the integrity and future of organic seeds is assured.”


Electra de Peyster

Seed Stewards

Santa Rosa, California

Seed Broadcast
April 23, 2014
Washington Post Misses the Mark on Molecular Breeding Story
A recent Washington Post article by Adrian Higgins, titled, Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through marker-assisted breeding (April 16, 2014) overstates the potential of marker-assisted...

April 23, 2014
Join OSA for 'Open Sesame' Movie Screening Tomorrow
Join OSAs Micaela Colley for a special screening of Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds this Thursday, April 24, beginning at 4:30 pm at Deer Park Cinema (96 Park Rd.) in Port Angeles, Washington. Open...