Organic: Seeds

Organic: Seeds

Organic: Seeds


This section includes organic seed production guides, handbooks, tutorials and books that can assist you with growing your own organic seeds. The resources also provide information on the challenges of, and need for, organic seed production.

NOFA Handbooks


A series of eight handbooks for new farmers or established producers seeking to transition to organic or improve their current practices. Print only; order from Chelsea Green.

Organic Seed, Soils and Sustainable Business


This project provided agricultural professionals with more knowledge of organic seed, soil management and sustainable business practices. From the trainings, a webinar and tutorial were developed.

The Organic Seed Grower


The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices.

Additional Resources

The following resources, which were not funded or produced by SARE, contain valuable information.

ATTRA Seed Production and Variety Development for Organic Systems

CCOF Organic Seed for our Future

OFRF Organic Seed: An Emerging Industry, A Pressing Need

Seed Testing International: Challenges for the Production of High Quality Organic Seeds

Product specs
Format: Topic Rooms
Year: 2017
Location: North Central | Northeast | South | West

Organic Production Topic Room Contents

Information is available on the following topics:

Insects | Weeds | Pathogens

Whole Systems


Nutrient Management | Cover Crops | Manure


Animal Systems




Transitioning to Organic

Important: Some of the publications in the Organic Production topic room cover practices and suggestions that do not align 100 percent with organic certification requirements. Users should read carefully and always check with their organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials.