Self-reliance and sustainability in the 21st century.
This is a list of links to information resources related to sustainable agriculture, organic farming and gardening, and growing and buying good, safe food.
These resources are organized into the following general categories (though some are relevant to more than one category): Organizations, Educational Programs, Funding & Investing, Permaculture, Urban Farms, Agri-Tourism/Farm Tours, International/Non-U.S. Initiatives, Films and Books. This listing is not comprehensive. Please add a Comment to mention any other relevant resources that you would recommend.
At the end of the post, you will find a few suggestions of simple ways that almost everyone can get involved in the good food movement.
Funding and Investing
[Partial list; please mention other groups in the Comments.]
[This is just a small selection; there are many, many more. Please mention other urban farms you are familiar with in the Comments.]
Films and Books
There are also many good books on these topics. One new one is called Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing, by Daphne Miller, MD.
The Mother Earth News bookstore offers many books on farming and gardening topics.
You don’t have to be a farmer to be involved in sustainable agriculture and the good food movement. Here are just a few of the steps that almost anyone can take, to create a healthier family, healthier community, and a healthier planet:
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