Organic Seed Growers Conference 2022 Recordings

The 11th Organic Seed Growers Conference took place on February 4-11, 2022, and was organized by the Organic Seed Alliance. Over 1,200 seed people from 48 U.S. states and 39 countries from across the Earth participated virtually in the weeklong event. The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference is the largest conference in the U.S. focused solely on organic seed, and creates spaces where experienced and emerging seed stewards can convene timely conversations, educational trainings, and strategy sessions. 

Recordings from 33 sessions at the 11th Organic Seed Growers Conference are publicly available on YouTube! To see all the recordings, click "Watch on YouTube" on the video below to see the full playlist, or find it here

About the Organic Seed Growers Conference 

The Organic Seed Growers Conference is a biennial gathering by and for agroecological seed communities in the U.S. and across the world. The event creates spaces where experienced and emerging seed stewards can convene timely conversations, educational trainings, and strategy sessions. The gathering serves as a conduit for making new connections and catching up with old friends, networking across organic seed communities, sharing knowledge with other participants, and celebrating the growing movement. Organizers curate a conference agenda that reflects the multifaceted needs of seed growers and advocates, no matter the ease or discomfort of the topics. The goal of the Organic Seed Growers Conference is to inspire individuals, communities, organizations, and businesses to take actions that support and improve the integrity of the philosophical and practical systems that make up the organic seed movement and trade. 

The 2022 conference was held virtually on the Organic Seed Commons platform and include both live and pre-recorded content, and plenty of opportunities for participants to network and skill-share with one another. The conference is the largest organic seed event in the U.S. and will be an all-virtual event for the first time, providing an eight-day agenda of demonstrations, farm tours, lightning talks, art, regional meetups, regional/topical/affinity synergy spaces, keynote presentations, and celebration.

To participate in the discussion about these topics, join the growing network of seed stewards on Organic Seed Commons at

Playlist Contents

  • ‚ÄčOpening Ceremony Keynote Presentation by Jim Embry (English)
  • Protecting Seed’s Diversity: Maize, Mexico, and the Future of Biodiversity
  • Race, Equity, and the Organic Movement (English)
  • The Heirloom Collard Project: A Model for Collaborative Seed Work
  • Seed Production for Market Growers
  • Breeding Barley for Organic Systems
  • Black Seed Stories
  • Rocky Mountain Heritage Grain Trials: Grassroots Research to Identify Grains of the Past for Food Systems of the Future (English)
  • State of Organic Seed: A Five-year Update
  • Labor in the Organic Seed Movement (English)
  • Democratizing Crop Variety Trialing Through Community Science
  • Seed is Liberation
  • Small to Medium Scale Seed Cleaning Equipment
  • UPOV and the Criminalization of Seed
  • Seed Endophytes, Rhizophagy, Nutrient Density, Nitrogen Efficiency and Fixation in Corn
  • Lessons for the Organic Seed Movement from International Perspectives
  • Building Your Seed Brand: Cultivating the World We Dream of While Growing a Sustainable Business
  • Student Collaborative Organic Plant Breeding Education: Cultivating New Varieties and Future Plant Breeders
  • Bees As Seeds: The Importance of Place, Power, & Purpose in Seed Production and Pollination Conservation
  • A Seed Policy Roadmap for the Pacific Northwest
  • Assessing the Resilience of the Organic Seed System: A Network Perspective
  • Running a Small Online Seed Company
  • Systems-based Research Networks
  • Understanding Seed IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)
  • From Seeds to Territories: A Transatlantic Conversation
  • Towards an Equitable Seed System: Resource Access and Barriers Across the Northeast Seed System
  • Global Seed Justice: What Open-Source Offers
  • Protecting Seed's Diversity (Spanish)
  • Opening Ceremony & Keynote (Spanish)
  • Rocky Mountain Heritage Grain Trials (Spanish)
  • Labor in the Organic Seed Movement (Spanish)
  • Opening Ceremony & Keynote (French)
  • Closing Ceremony Keynote by Vivien Sansour & Dance with Tomia MacQueen

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings include 55+ papers and abstracts from conference presenters on a wide array of topics and are available for free download here.


Published April 14, 2022

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