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Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association of New Zealand
The Association was established in 1945 to promote biodynamic methods. The objects of the Association are to foster, guide and safeguard in New Zealand the biodynamic approach to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry as initiated by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 and as practised progressively since that time. The association is affiliated with the General Anthroposophical Society.
Membership is open to anyone interested in biodynamic farming and gardening methods. There are currently about 800 members who include farmers, processors, orchardists, commercial and home gardeners as well as others who wish to support this work. New members receive copies of the current Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Calendar, Planting Calendar, copies of Harvests, a Resource Directory and information on a range of management practices such as how to make compost and liquid manures.
Based on a series of lectures given by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in 1924, Biodynamics is a method of agriculture which seeks to actively work with the health-giving forces of nature. It is the oldest non-chemical agricultural movement, predating the organic agriculture movement by some twenty years and has now spread throughout the world.
Biohemp: Environmental Technologies
To devleop and be a contributing part of a successful Canadian industrial hemp industry.
To Broaden the demand for hemp oil and seed for industrial markets for hempseed meal, seed, stalk, and oil.
ORGANIC GARDENING - THE NEW MAINSTREAM!
Welcome to our organic web site. We hope you like it, will use it regularly and pass on your suggestions for improvement. In the meantime, enjoy and use the information and - donÆt forget to feed the birds!
Earthbound Farm Organics
When they began, Earthbound FarmÆs founders were not farmers. They had no preconceived notions about how farming "should be done." In those early days, the choice to go organic was a natural one; they simply didnÆt want to breathe the chemicals in the storage shed, or touch them in the field, or eat them on their own food. Their farm was literally in their back yard, so the connection between organic farming and a healthier environment was clear...
Sprouts are the ideal natural supplement- The food of the future. They are economical, ecological, low in calories/fat, easy to store, fast and easy to grow, tasty and versatile. For the avoidance of toxic build-up, free radicals, Oxides, Hydroxyls, etc....we need to add nutrients directly from nature and 100% organic- Sprouts are the answer. This conviction was my motivation to develop the world's best home automatic sprouting appliance, the EasyGreen, intending to encourage and ease the consumption of sprouts by all, for a healthier world.
Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA)
HDRA is Europe's largest organic membership organisation.
It is dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement
Leading, uniting and assisting
the organic movement in its full diversity.
Our goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.
International Institute for Ecological Agriculture
The IIEA is dedicated to healing the planet while providing for the human community by education and implementation of socially just, ecological, resource conserving forms of agriculture; the basis of all sustainable societies.
Organic Farming Research Foundation
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.
We've gathered the basics of organic gardening for you here. You'll be able to find where to get your soil tested, learn how to manage pests without using chemicals, and read growing guides for vegetables and flowers.
Organic Trade Association
A membership based organization works to promote organic products in the marketplace and to protect the integrity of organic standards.
Path To Freedom
One of our missions is to educate individuals and families to integrate sustainable living practices and methods into their daily lives. Our focus is on: organic gardening, permaculture, solar cooking, composting and other back-to-basic, sustainable technologies and practices relating to the home environment.
Actively working at ground level on many international and domestic projects, the Permaculture Institute is a non-profit organization devoted to promotion and support of the sustainability of human culture and settlements.
The ram pump is a useful old-tech device that can pump water from a flowing source of water above the source with no power requirement except the force of gravity. Typically installed at home sites or animal farms for watering livestock, water gardening supply, irrigation pump system, outdoor water fountain, ram water pump and drinking water
Soil Food Web
To grow healthy, productive plants you need healthy, productive soil. It is the organisms in the soil that provide the food plants need, in the form they need, when they need it.
At Soil Foodweb, we measure the quality and quantity of these vital organisms and provide guidance in how to build your soil so your soil can build your plants.
The Dietrick Institute
nonprofit, non-membership institute providing training and education about biological pest control as an alternative to the use of toxic chemicals in agriculture.
Our mission is to develop and offer learning opportunities that promote ecologically based pest management. We start with practical strategies that restore biodiversity in soil and aerial food webs. We work mainly with farmers to monitor and manage habitats so that beneficial organisms take care of pests and disease
The Organic Cotton Site
Dedicated to all the farmers, manufacturers, activists, retailers and others who are devoting their energies to making organic cotton a viable agricultural and economic alternative.
World Agroforestry Centre
Put simply, agroforestry is using trees on farms. The World Agroforestry Centre defines agroforestry as a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resources management system that, through the integration of trees on farms and in the agricultural landscape, diversifies and sustains production for increased social, economic and environmental benefits for land users at all levels.
World Wide Opportunities to Organic Farm
The International WWOOF Association is dedicated to helping those who would like to volunteer on organic farms internationally.
American Farmland Trust
Since our founding in 1980, American Farmland Trust has helped win permanent protection for over a million acres of American farmland. Our hard work and sound strategies unite farmers, environmentalists and policymakers.
We have three strategies for saving America's farmland
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural Products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops. AMS programs promote a strategic marketing perspective that adapts product and marketing practices and technologies to the issues of today and the challenges of tomorrow. In short, AMS helps make sure the U.S. marketing system remains world-class.
Demeter, world wide biodynamic certification system
Demeter is a world wide certification system, used to verify to the consumers in over 50 countries that food or product has been produced by biodynamic methods. The Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association is the certifier in New Zealand. (The Association registered Demeter as a certification trademark in 1984.)
Kokopelli Seed Foundation
Kokpelli Seed Foundation believes that the only way towards world food security is free access to open-pollinated seeds and revival of sustainable organic agriculture. What is the future of a civilization which is destroying the seeds and the soil?
Our mission is to create a "community supported seed fund" to provide poor farmers in poor countries with the seeds they need for their gardens or small farms.
Seed donation is a wonderful gift of life. Can you imagine the strength of a community of thousands of gardeners or farmers growing or collecting seeds on their land to share it?
We provide programs to control key pests of garden, greenhouse, farm and stable. We distribute D-Vac vacuum insect sampling equipment, our own backpack biocontrol applicator, and safe, non-toxic pest control materials and equipment.
The Garden Helper
Gardening and landscape advice and tips
Gardening help for the beginner as well as for the veteran gardener
The Land Institute
When people, land, and community are as one, all three members prosper; when they relate not as members but as competing interests, all three are exploited.
By consulting Nature as the source and measure of that membership, The Land Institute seeks to develop an agriculture that will save soil from being lost or poisoned while promoting a community life at once prosperous and enduring.
At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use (sources: FAO and NASA). Historically, some 15% of that has been laid waste by poor management practices. What can be done to avoid this impending disaster?
A Potential Solution: Farm Vertically
The concept of indoor farming is not new, since hothouse production of tomatoes, a wide variety of herbs, and other produce has been in vogue for some time. What is new is the urgent need to scale up this technology to accommodate another 3 billion people. An entirely new approach to indoor farming must be invented, employing cutting edge technologies. The Vertical Farm must be efficient (cheap to construct and safe to operate). Vertical farms, many stories high, will be situated in the heart of the world's urban centers. If successfully implemented, they offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply (year-round crop production), and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming.
VOTE HEMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for Industrial Hemp. Industrial Hemp is non-psychoactive low THC varieties of the cannabis sativa plant. Currently, it is illegal for U.S. farmers to grow Industrial Hemp because it is improperly classified as a "drug" under the Controlled Substances Act. Since changes in law require shifts in thinking and this requires education in the facts, our primary goal is the education of legislators and regulators, farmers and businesses, students and other concerned citizens.
Global WindowFarm Project
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