In 2015 MESA partnered with Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) to promote seed saving and organic seed production practices on small farms, a foundational aspect of agroecology and food sovereignty.
The Seed Internship combines on-farm training, online classroom learning, and farm-based independent study through placement with a diverse network of experienced seed producers. While not facilitating specific internship arrangements, MESA and OSA currently host a listing of seed farms offering internships. Seed hosts who’ve signed up for our platform are able to review prospective intern applicants and contact them directly. This program also provides an online learning environment to supplement the interns’ hands-on farm experience.
2021 Update: OSA will launch its own platform to host their updated Organic Seed Production course in 2021.