The Open Source Seed Initiative Pledge
We are very excited to be a seed company partner with The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI).
OSSI is dedicated to maintaining fair and open access to plant genetic resources worldwide in order to ensure the availability of germplasm to farmers, gardeners, breeders, and communities of this and future generations.
At Galusha Hill Organic seeds we believe that the genetic heritage of our food crops belongs to everyone. Countless humans have worked to develop new species and varieties of plants over thousands of years to benefit all of humankind.
Due to new interpretations of patent law, companies are placing restrictions on more plant varieties than in the past; sometimes without valid justification.
Plant breeders who pledge their varieties with OSSI are recognized for their work and sometimes compensated. The varieties that they develop remain in the public domain for breeding by universities and individuals. We carry several OSSI pledged varieties in our catalog which are designated with the OSSI logo.