Category Archives: Breeding / Research Program

Heat Tolerant Greens: Varieties for the Hottest Summer Months

Jodi Lew-Smith is the Breeding Coordinator at High Mowing Organic Seeds. As our season slowly evolves from spring into summer, those of us who grow greens all season long are thinking about how to change up successions to those that … Continue reading

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The Humble Beet: New Ways to Look at an Old Friend

Jodi Lew-Smith is the Breeding Coordinator at High Mowing Organic Seeds. Many of us who grew up eating only canned beets have had the similar experience of trying a fresh beet and saying, “Wow, I never realized these could actually … Continue reading

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Free the Seed! Introducing the Open Source Seed Collection

Inspired by the free and open source software movement that has provided alternatives to proprietary software, the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) was created to “free the seed”–to make sure that the genes in at least some seeds can never … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: Midori Farm

Growing Partners interviews are conversations with customers, seed growers & community non-profits we work with that are leading the way in environmental and social stewardship. We’re proud to share their trail-blazing work with the world, and we hope to inspire … Continue reading

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The Future of Organic Seeds

The world is changing, and our seeds and breeding need to change with it. What does the healthy agriculture of tomorrow look like? How will our climate and habits change? These things need to be weighed so that we know … Continue reading

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Chef’s Table: A Taste of the Culinary Breeding Network

The Culinary Breeding Network (CBN) is a group of plant breeders, chefs, seed growers, farmers and produce buyers dedicated to discovering and developing vegetable varieties with superior culinary qualities that thrive in the unique climate of the Pacific Northwest. In … Continue reading

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Why Seed Matters: An Interview with Matt Dillon

Seed Matters is an initiative created by the Clif Bar Family Foundation to improve the viability and availability of organic seeds. Their goal is to ensure healthy, nutritious and productive crops by conserving the genetic diversity of food crops, promoting … Continue reading

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A Future Heirloom: Introducing Abundant Bloomsdale!

WE believe that when farmers and public seed breeders get together, amazing things happen. We think it’s essential that organic farmers be involved with breeding projects because they are the end users – they know what it takes to make … Continue reading

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Breeding Organic Carrots with Bejo Seeds

Bejo Seeds has been breeding organic seeds for over 20 years— longer than any large seed company—because of their dedication to organic agriculture. Based in Holland, Bejo Seeds is a family-owned company with a focus on breeding exceptional quality varieties. … Continue reading

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Conquering Mildew with Vitalis Organic Seeds

Vitalis Organic Seeds is a family-owned Dutch seed company that focuses their breeding work and organic seed production primarily on leafy and fruiting crops such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and peppers. These crops are subject to a host of disease … Continue reading

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