Organic Farming Info
Publication from the Rodale Institute. Has interesting real life testimonies from around the world of organic farming experiences. Discussion forum, news, organic price index, ...
MESA sponsors ecological farmer-to-farmer exchanges between participating countries and the United States. We promote experiential training and cross-cultural opportunities for aspiring agriculturists who then share new insights and skills with their home communities.
A cooperative effort of university, government, farm, business and nonprofit organizations dedicated to the exchange of scientific and practical information on sustainable agricultural systems.Calendar of Sustainable Agriculture Events
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areasis the national sustainable farming information center operated by the private nonprofit National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). ATTRA provides technical assistance to farmers, Extension agents, market gardeners, agricultural researchers, and other ag professionals in all 50 states. Publications include: fundamentals, direct marketing, ...
Educational organization that promotes ecologically sound agriculture. Events, resources, ...
Support and promote healthful, ecological, accountable and permanent agriculture. Farmer and consumer information, certification services, events, apprentice program, ...
If you're looking for ways to increase profits from your farm while building healthy soil and protecting the environment, you've come to the right place. This site -- conceived and managed by former staff members of The New Farm magazine -- will help you tame costs, add value to what you sell and keep you informed of the latest news from the sustainable farming community.
HDRA is Europe's largest organic membership organisation. It is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food. Online information centre, organic display gardens in the UK, Heritage Seed Library, third world organic support research. Organic gardening catalog.
An online community for organic farming and food, developed by CABI Publishing. Organic-research.com will be of particular interest to those actively involved in organic farming research and development. But anyone interested in organic food and its production will find this site invaluable.
The UC SAREP Cover Crop Database includes over 5,000 items gleaned from more than 600 separate sources, including journal articles, conference proceedings, standard textbooks, unpublished data, and personal communications from researchers and farmers. The information in the database concerns the management and effects of more than 32 species of plants usable as cover crops. More than 400 different cover crop images are also available for viewing online.
AFSIC specializes in locating and accessing information related to alternative cropping systems including sustainable, organic, low-input, biodynamic, and regenerative agriculture. AFSIC also focuses on alternative crops, new uses for traditional crops, and crops grown for industrial production.
Is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses. One major project has been the construction of a database of useful plants which contains over 7000 species and has extensive details on edible, medicinal and other uses of plants together with information about their cultivation and habitats. This can be searched online
NAC conducts research on how to design and install forested buffers to protect water quality and develops and delivers technology on a broad suite of agroforestry practices to natural resource professionals who directly assist landowners and communities.Online publications include beneficial use of trees for protection of livestock, agriculture, treating waste, carbon absorption, etc...
The Virginia Tech Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station and the Top of the Ozarks RC&D in Missouri are collaborating to develop and operate the first web site devoted to gathering information on products and markets. We are compiling information in simple formats and provide a national clearing house for NTFPs - accessible to harvesters and growers, marketers, processors, and end-users. Publications, workshops.
The USCC is a trade and professional organization promoting compost. We provide a unified voice for the growing composting industry. Resources, publications, event calendar.
A non-profit foundation founded to sponsor research related to organic farming practices, to disseminate research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems, to educate the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues.
A nonprofit organization created to benefit the organic community and the general public. Its primary mission is to publish and disseminate generic and specific (brand name) lists of materials allowed and prohibited for use in the production, processing, and handling of organic food and fiber. OMRI also conducts scientific research and education on the use of materials by the organic industry.
UK – Organic Farming
The Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA) is a professional body for trainers, advisers and other extension workers involved in organic food and farming.
Selected news, weekly, mainly Irish, UK and European. Robust, independent comment. A time-saving guide to the best organic sites on the web. References to almost all publications on organic matters. Articles on sustainable/ organic farming and related subjects. Information on where to obtain and enjoy organic products in Ireland and the UK.
Holistic farming based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.
Fukuoka Natural Farming
The Fukuoka Farming Website is an extension of the Fukuoka Farming Mailing List, and was created to explore Masanobu Fukuoka's revolutionary method of sustainable agriculture.
The Fukuoka Farming Mailing List was created to discuss Masanobu Fukuoka's revolutionary method of organic farming. Discussion of Fukuoka's books, ongoing projects in Fukuoka Farming, creating and dispersing seed balls, and anything else to do with Masanobu Fukuoka, his life and work are all encouraged.
Fukuoka Natural Farming Projects – Websites, articles,…
A picture gallery comparing one field using Fukuoka's principles with a traditional rice field plus other pages showing the fields during various months of the year.
What makes us different from many other wildflower seed companies is our commitment to offering only those plants that are native to our bioregion. Article: What is Native anyway?
SPIN is a non-technical, easy-to-learn and inexpensive-to-implement farming system that makes it possible to earn significant income from land bases under an acre in size.
Agricultural periodical and book publishing, natural farming and stock raising, alternative farm research/inquiry, horsedrawn implement research & development, horsedrawn equipment sales, and related education.
Extensive information resources for urban agriculture with many showcases from around the world. Stories about city rain barrels, composting, pet waste, grasscycling. Resources for Canadian supplies.
Originally launched as an effort to ease urban hunger, the program restructured in 1994, expanding its scope to address broader needs such as neighborhood revitalization, environmental education for the young and old, supplemental income for low income residents, and better food for everyone.
The aim of RUAF is to facilitate integration of Urban Agriculture in the policies and plans of city authorities and to facilitate the formulation of projects on urban agriculture with active involvement of all local stakeholders.
A vibrant, nationally recognized non-profit organization that promotes the art of organic gardening in an urban setting. Our beautiful gardens at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle's Wallingford district are an inspiring model of organic gardening practices. The gardens are always open, and you are welcome to visit at any time. Workshops, newsletter.
Subscription-based magazine. Practical, hands-on ideas that can help you find the best suppliers, get the best prices, reduce costs, sell more product, make your work more efficient and increase your profit margin.
Subscription-based service with tips and resources for successful small-scale agriculture, including city-farming.
With "GROW BIOINTENSIVE" sustainable mini-farming, a farmer can produce 2 to 6 times the yield compared to commercial agriculture, while using 67%-88% less water, 99% less energy and 50%-100% less purchased organic fertilizer per unit of yield compared with commercial agriculture. It is a method that allows gardeners and farmers to transform scarcity into abundance.
We look for opportunities to partner with other associations, government agencies, and individuals to promote roadside stands, farmers' markets, agritourism, pick-your-own farms, community supported agriculture, and other farmer to consumer direct marketing activities.
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop farm- and land-based enterprises that generate economic and social opportunity while protecting natural resources.
Farming for Arid Lands
In spring '98 Masanobu Fukuoka and his longtime scholar Panaiotis Manikis initiated the "Greenbelt for southern Europe"initiative . The goal is to create a green belt in Europe - to stop desertification and recreate fertile soils . A first large scale sowing (10.000 ha) took place at Lake Vegoritida in Northern Greece . [It seems that the website is not kept up-to-date.]
The Arid Lands Newsletter is published semiannually for an international readership by the Arid Lands Information Center (ALIC), University of Arizona.
Just Food is a non-profit organization that works to develop a just and sustainable food system in the New York City region. We do this by fostering new marketing and food-growing opportunities that address the needs of regional, rural family farms, NYC community gardeners, and NYC communities.
Green Foundation is a grassroots organisation working with small and marginal farmers towards agro biodiversity conservation and promotion of sustainable agriculture in the dryland regions of south India