Archive for the Jim Gerritsen Category

Johnny’s Selected Seeds hosts farm tours for Student Organic Seed Symposium

Johnny's Selected Seeds hosts farm tours for Student Organic Seed Symposium

Press release by Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Waterville, Maine: August 5–8, 2016 — Johnny’s Selected Seeds greeted the fifth annual Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS) with a full-day tour of its research farm and facilities in Albion and Winslow. From their base at Colby College, a group of 50 students and global leaders […]

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Organic Integrity: Soil, Seeds and Government & Corporate Responsibility

Organic Integrity: Soil, Seeds and Government & Corporate Responsibility

            OSGATA President and Maine organic seed farmer Jim Gerritsen examines organic integrity and why farmers’ rights matter in his recent at the 34th National Pesticide Forum, ‘Cultivating Community and Environmental Health,’ in Portland, ME, on April 15th-16th, 2016. Gerritsen’s presentation, entitled “Organic Integrity: Soil, Seeds and Government & Corporate Responsibility,” covers […]

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OSGATA Comments on Organic Standards

OSGATA Comments on Organic Standards

  At the upcoming meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) in Washington, D.C., on April 24-27, many important issues are on the docket. Organic law grants NOSB sole authority to make recommendations regarding what materials are allowed in organic (those appearing on the National List), as well as recommendations on a wide variety […]

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Conversations with an Agrarian Elder

Conversations with an Agrarian Elder

    Internationally known organic farmer and OSGATA President will speak about agroecology & organic farming systems this Earth Day. Considered an Agrarian Elder, Gerritsen has farmed organically for more than 30 years. He and his wife Megan own and operate  Wood Prairie Farm, in Bridgewater, ME. The event, held by FAMU StateWide Small Farm […]

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The 34th National Pesticide Forum

The 34th National Pesticide Forum

The 34th National Pesticide Forum will be convening on April 15-16, at the University of Southern Maine, in Portland, ME. The Forum is an opportunity for grassroots advocates, scientists, and policy makers to  build local, state, and national strategies to protect human health and the environment, as well as organic land management strategies. The event […]

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