With more people considering growing their own food, it should be something you check out. Below are listed their resources.
“There are various definitions of sustainable agriculture. The Alliance for Sustainability offers four goals based on the following values:” From Sustainable Farmer
- Ecological soundness
- Economic viability
- Social justice
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service – Latest news, newsletter and downloadable reports.
Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – A coalition established in 1988 to promote sustainable ag.
SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) – This link takes you directly to the database of sustainable research studies SARE has funded. This is a rich resource worth. exploring.
USDA National Organic Program – This program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products
National Association of State Organic Programs – A portal to reach state programs, with information on research grants available.
The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture – Links to action alerts on grassroots initiatives.
Center for Environmental Farming Systems – Established at North Carolina State University in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
C. S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University – The groups serves as a vehicle to promote community engagement and scholarly activity focused on community-based food systems.
Food and Society Policy Fellows – Supported by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Henry A. Wallace Center – Provides funding and policy support for sustainable agriculture
Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute – Aa nonprofit agriculture education and research center based in Columbia, MO.
The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University – The center is a research and education center with statewide programs to develop sustainable agricultural practices that are both profitable and conserve natural resources.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems – The Center for Environmental Farming Systems develops and promotes food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.
The World Wide Web Virtual Library for Sustainable Agriculture – This site features an aggregation of links ona wide variety of topics of interest.
Organic Trade Association – A member trade association for organic growers in North America.
Ethical Markets – The group disseminates information on green investing,
socially responsible investing, green business, green energy, business ethics news, environmentally friendly technology, good corporate citizenship and sustainable development.
Sustainability Store – Directory of socially and environmentally responsible products and services for creating a sustainable future.
Glynwood Center – The center helps communities grapple with the tension between economic development and conservation of natural and cultural resources.
Certified Naturally Grown – A non-profit alternative certification program tailored for small-scale, direct-market farmers using natural methods.
Energy Farms Network (Post-Carbon Institute) – The project has launched Local Energy Farm Demonstration Projects in Willits, California; Rogue River, Oregon; Kentucky State University; and Sebastopol, California.
National Family Farm Coalition – The group’s missionl is “to demand viable livelihoods for family farmers, safe and healthy food for everyone, and economically and environmentally sound rural communities.
American Pastured Poultry Association (APPA)
Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG) – Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) is a nonprofit law center dedicated to providing legal services to family farmers and their rural communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land.