RESOURCES

Our nascent collection of websites, books and ideas on organic farming, sustainability and permaculture.

 

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
http://www.wwoof.org/
Links volunteers with organic farmers, and helps people share more sustainable ways of living.
Tags: organic farming, learning, travel, food, sustainability

Polyface, Inc.
http://www.polyfacefarms.com/
Polyface, Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Tags: permaculture, organic farming, education, food, grass-fed meat

Permies
http://www.permies.com/
Great resource for practical knowledge about permaculture – has forums on everything from Critters and Growies (food + other plants) to Community, Energy and Homesteading. 
Tags: permaculture, education, food, organic farming, animal husbandry

LA Green Grounds
http://lagreengrounds.org/
Growing, working, teaching: changing turf into edible gardens in South Los Angeles
Tags: education, food security, community organization, Ron Finley

The Institute of Urban Ecology
http://www.instituteofurbanecology.org/
Los Angeles-based center for learning focused on living ecological solutions for the urban environment. IUE offers hands on classes and workshops, work studies, internships, volunteer opportunities and more for those interested in learning and developing the art of urban ecology
Tags: education, permaculture, home gardening, community
 
Seed Savers Exchange
http://www.seedsavers.org/
Seed Savers Exchange’s mission is to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Buy hundreds of varieties of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
Tags: heirloom preservation, organic farming, seeds
 
Organic Seed Alliance
http://www.seedalliance.org/Who_We_Are/
Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We accomplish our mission through collaborative research, education, and advocacy programs that closely engage organic farmers and other seed professionals.
Tags: sustainability, GMO awareness, organic farming

Local Harvest
http://www.localharvest.org/
Use this website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Tags: farmers markets, organic farming, local

Eatwild.com
http://www.eatwild.com/products/
 Find local natural, grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles.
Tags: Grass-fed meat,
 
Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
Practical solutions to keep you informed about exposures to chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products. Offers easy-to-navigate safety ratings for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market. At about one million page views per month, EWG’s Skin Deep is the world’s largest personal care product safety guide.
Tags: personal care products, data
 
The Center for Ecoliteracy
www.ecoliteracy.org/events
Offers books; teaching guides; professional development seminars; a sustainability leadership academy; keynote presentations; and consulting services for educators, parents, and others interested in sustainability.
Tags: education, sustainability
 
Food MythBusters
http://foodmyths.org/
Offers creative videos, online resources, and grassroots events that tell the real story about the food we eat. And parsing what Big Ag is actually saying.
Tags: food security, environment

 

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