Organic group MOSES changes name to Marbleseed
An education and technical assistance organization for organic farmers has changed its name. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service or MOSES is now called Marbleseed.
In a statement, Marbleseed says after more than thirty years, they are in the awkward position of being the victims of their own organic education success, claiming consumer demand for organics has increased by double-digits but market capture by industrialized food and farming means little of the demand is reaching small and mid-scale farmers.
The group says they remain committed to growing the number of thriving small and mid-scale organic and sustainable farms and fighting the barriers farmers face when entering the organic movement, especially farmers of color, veterans, and LGBTQ farmers.
The organization was incorporated in 1995. It remains based in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.