Sustainable Able to continue indefinitely without causing imbalance or disharmony. Life Honouring Care, respect, and compassion for all living beings. Organic Free from synthetic, toxic, or artificial materials.Food Sustainable methods of cultivating, collecting, storing, and preparing food. Permaculture Designing human habitat systems based on patterns found in nature. Soil Building Enhancing the quality and health of soil. Seed Saving Although purchasing store-bought seed on an annual basis has become the norm, saving and sharing seeds... Beekeeping Cultivating and caring for bees. Community Gardens Community gardens are places where many people can grow food together on the same piece of land. Rooftop Gardening Utilizing the tops of buildings for green space. Textiles Ethical, sustainable, and local production of fiber and cloth.
Farming & GardeningBest practices for sustainable agriculture.
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Kiss the Ground
Kiss the Ground is a feature-length documentary focusing on regenerating the world’s soils. It shows that it's possible to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies through regenerative agriculture.
Demeter International is the largest certification organization for biodynamic agriculture, and is one of three predominant organic certifiers. Demeter Biodynamic Certification is used in over 50 countries to verify that biodynamic products meet international...
Site Map for The GardenZone
This site is for anybody who wants to grow their own food: organic vegetables, organic fruit and, last but not least, organic herbs. You can save money, pick dinner from your own garden, and get the most delicious fruit and veg you've ever tasted - your...
IFOAM Organics International
IFOAM is an international organic and sustainable agriculture advocacy organization with members in over 100 countries.
The BDA is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of new people understand and practice biodynamics,...
No-dig Gardening Basics from Deep Green Permaculture
No-dig gardening is a highly productive method of using compost, mulch, microbes, vermiculture and know-how to create usable, sustainable and earth friendly gardens.
Quantum Agriculture, refers to a new, evolving method of agriculture that applies the last century of discoveries in quantum physics and quantum biology to scientifically growing food of the highest quality. Quantum Agriculture not only considers the...
Permaculture Design Magazine
(Formerly the Permaculture Activist) "Permaculture Design is an independent quarterly serving the permaculture movement in North America. We publish articles dealing with the spectrum of permaculture thought and action—from gardening to ecovillages,...
A site dedicated to Permaculture principles and publications with books and videos featuring David Holmgren and many other prominent permaculture designers and thinkers. Permaculture principles illustrated and explained, information exchange and methods...
"Secrets of the Soil"
Secrets of the Soil tells the fascinating story of the innovative, nontraditional, often surprising things that certain scientists, farmers, and mystics are doing to save our planet - such as using the techniques of Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic agriculture...
Auto aerated and watered large compost pile demo. Using a perforated pipe, a bounce house blower, wire mesh, and drip hoses Matt Powers demonstrates a short time-lapse of building an auto compost pile.
Rhythm of Nature Biodynamic Planting Calendar
Biodynamic Calendar contains instructions which allow you to plan the work in the garden, so the growth of the plants and crop yields was supported by the power of the Moon.
Fellowship of Biodynamic Preparation Makers
The Fellowship of Preparation Makers (FOPM) Interview Project is a multi-year initiative that collects written information and oral interviews with a wide spectrum of preparation makers in North America, including both more senior as well as more innovative...
"The One Straw Revolution", Masanobu Fukuoka -Interviews
A growing catalog of articles, interviews, podcasts and videos about The One-Straw Revolution and Masanobu Fukuoka.
Holistic Orchard Network Soil Health
Soil Health: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network
Directory of Regional Biodynamic Groups
Listing of regional biodynamic groups for local advisory referrals, apprenticeship, training, or conference/workshop opportunities.
Growing Spaces - Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits
Growing Spaces provides Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits designed to enable people to reliably grow their own food in cold climates. Growing Spaces domes energy self-sufficient using passive solar heating and solar powered ventilation and reported to...
This book is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. Setting the stage for the mycorestoration revolution, Mycelium Running unveils new methods for growing mushrooms, generating mycelium, and implanting mushroom colonies into the environment....
Organic Farmers Association
Who We Are In 2016 farmers from across the country came together to launch the Organic Farmers Association to unite organic farmers for a better future together. Rodale Institute supports this initiative as fiscal sponsor and partner with the Organic...
Mother Earth News
Among the most popular and longest-running sustainable-lifestyle magazines in the USA, Mother Earth News provides editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health, and green building.
The term “regenerative” refers to a process – the process of improving one’s state. With regenerative agriculture, the journey improves the state of the soil, of the ecosystem overall, of the climate, and of human health. Regenerative agriculture’s...
New and Notable Revisions to the Candian Organic Standards
Chart summarising the changes to specific sections of the Canadian Organic standards for crop and livestock production
A large collection of active and diverse Permaculture articles and forums on most topics related to homesteading and sustainability, as well as video resources, podcasts and on site appropriate technology and permaculture courses.
Glen Valley Organic Farm
The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative (GVOFC) is a community of individuals who have come together with the goal of sharing, owning and operating Glen Valley Organic Farm. The Co-operative uses a consensus model of decision-making, ensuring that all...
Apple Luscious Organic Orchard
Over 200 apple varieties, specializing in heritage, connoisseur and red-fleshed varieties. Organically grown – using only natural fertilizers such as seaweed, manures, oyster shell and hay mulch. Non-irrigated – use of M111 rootstock combined with...
Love and Carrots
Love & Carrots strives to revive the knowledge of growing food that was once passed from generation to generation. Since 2011, Love & Carrots has worked diligently to proliferate this knowledge with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations;...
Terra Flora Organics
"Bringing life back to your soil." Artisanal worm castings + compost worms + living soil. Organic soil amendments, bokashi starter, bokashi bucket kits, worm bins, etc.
Hugelkultur gardening/rotting wood garden beds
An in-depth look at the hugelkultur method; instructions, benefits, photos, videos.
BC Organic Grower magazine
Published quarterly by Organic BC, the magazine features contributions from organic growers, researchers, educators and professionals from around the province. Started in 1999 the magazine is produced by COABC.
Farm Folk City Folk Magazine
Launched in Kelowna, BC, FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine tells the stories of the many British Columbians who are instrumental in developing and preserving the province's food culture. With the notion that food is the cornerstone of civilization and culture,...
Leda Organic Farm
Gary, Jacquie, and Louis Swann are managing their farm biodynamically. They have a large garden, chickens and Highland cattle.
SOIL - Stewards of Irreplaceable Land -
SOIL links Canadian farmers willing to take on and train apprentices with people wanting to work and learn on an organic farm using sustainable practices. Founded in 1989 it is the only national farm apprenticeship program in Canada, with more than 75...
BC Eco Seed Co-op
The BC Eco Seed Co-op is a producer's cooperative of 17 farmers providing BC grown, certified organic and ecological seeds grown on our farms across British Columbia. From packet size to large bulk quantities, the BC Eco Seed Co-op has seeds for growers...
The Tilth Alliance programs teach adults and children how to grow food, compost, garden organically, raise urban livestock, and conserve natural resources.
City Folk Farm Folk
FarmFolk CityFolk is a not for profit society that works to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. Our projects provide access to & protection of foodlands; support local growers and producers; and engage communities in the celebration of local food....
VI Pests, Pollinators and Beneficials
The Vancouver Island Pests Pollinators and Beneficials Project (VIPPB) aims to increase knowledge of agricultural pests, pollinators and beneficial organisms across Vancouver Island, BC through workshops, monitoring and our biweekly newsletter.
Valhalla Farms is an 80 acre Permaculture farm coop focusing on regenerative agriculture founded in 2012. The members of the coop are working to transform what was formerly a GMO corn and soya field (that provided employment to less than a single farmer)...
The farm grows and sells on site a variety of organic vegetables. Healthy Harvest offers an opportunity to be involved in the local farming community in a supportive, low stress work environment for those affected by a mental illness. A variety of vegetable...
Our objective is to study, produce, and apply biodynamic preparations and compost to restore and nurture pastures, forests and gardens, in order to obtain high quality food and produce.
Full Circle Seeds
All of Full Circle Seeds are grown at ALM Organic Farm in Sooke and are certified by Islands Organic Producers Association.We have been offering open-pollinated, untreated seed grown without herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers since 1993. Offering...
Amara Farm is a family farm, located in the Comox Valley, that grows over 40 different veggies and blueberries. Produce is sold throughout the Comox Valley Farmers Market and through a weekly CSA in the summer. Certified organic through IOPA and active...
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