Hi. I’m Matthew Dillon. I write stories and work with seed. But let me warn you that I have no formal training in blogging, CSS or HTML or XCL or any other technological web site hocus pocus (thank goodness). So if formal is your thing, forgive my errors in all such things and please kindly suggest correction, addendum, or improvement.
I am the Director of Advocacy for Organic Seed Alliance (OSA). I founded OSA with my friend Dr. John Navazio (vegetable breeder and record collector extraorinaire), and I served as OSA’s executive director from 2003-2007. I also served as executive director for Abundant Life Seed Foundation, which was the nonprofit seed catalog-organism that generated OSA; generated out of a major fire that destroyed the seed collection and my life’s writing work. You’ll read more about all that as SeedStory progresses.
In January I helped launch a new association – Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA). I’m the Senior Policy Anaylst and Program Adviser for OSGATA
And in the spring of 2008 I also began working as a Program Adviser on a Crop Seed Concentration Project for the Organization for Competitive Markets, a public policy research group centered in Lincoln, Nebraska.
I also write – fiction, essays, bad country punk ballads, and such. In 2006 the folks at the Lannan Foundation awarded me a literary fellowship, which included a nice long writing sabbatical at their residency homes in Marfa, Texas.
You can email me (not a hot link to avoid spam): Seedstory AT Gmail DOT com