Resources for Seed Company Partners

We would like all of our partners to be labelling OSSI-Pledged varieties as thoroughly as possible. We ask that you:

1. Include the OSSI Pledge in print and on-line catalogs.

2. Include an explanation of the OSSI purpose and mission in print and on-line catalogs.

3. Label OSSI-Pledged varieties in print and on-line catalogs with the name “Open Source Seed Initiative” and/or “OSSI” and/or “OSSI-Pledged” and/or the OSSI logo.

4. Include the Pledge with any sale or distribution of seed or germplasm of OSSI-Pledged varieties that is to be used for further reproduction as breeding material or multiplication for commercial sale.

5. In variety descriptions in its print and on-line catalogs, acknowledge by name the breeder(s) of all OSSI-Pledged varieties listed (e.g., “Bred by “name of breeder(s)”).

Here you can find examples of what other Seed Company Partners are using to display the OSSI Pledge on their seed packaging and websites:

Website Examples featuring OSSI:

Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds

Adaptive Seeds

Fertile Valley Seeds

Nature and Nurture Seeds

Prairie Road Organic Seed


The Real Seed Company

Brown Envelope Seeds

Downloadable word document label examples:

Download – OSSI Pledge formatted for laser printer labels

Download-OSSI Pledge and logo repeated

Download – OSSI Pledge in different sizes

Download- Example Seed Packet from Fertile Valley Seeds

Download- OSSI Information Flyer Example from Fertile Valley Seeds

Download- OSSI Info Handout Example from Adaptive Seeds


Examples of seed packets and seed catalogues:


Example of Pledge on seed packets- Bountiful Gardens


OSSI-Pledge on packaging from Cultivariable

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