John Navazio breeds genetically resilient, open-pollinated leafy greens and root crops for regenerative farming practices at Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Maine. His crops include carrots, onions, radicchio, purple-sprouting broccoli, and Swiss chard. John’s work focuses on developing varieties with robust, vigorous growth, broad resistance to disease and environmental stress, and superior culinary quality. He also concentrates on increasing the reproductive vitality of his varieties and their ability to produce good seed yields. To that end, he works with a diverse group of organic seed growers across North America to produce the highest-quality seed.