Links of Interest

BuyCTGrown.com: a website to help you find locally grown food and farm products in Connecticut!
Cornucopia Institute: Seeking economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Through research, advocacy, and economic development our goal is to empower farmers - partnered with consumers - in support of ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.
The Farm School: The Farm School is a non-profit educational farm in Western Massachusetts. Their goal is to promote farming - and the teaching of farming - through educational programs for school children and through a year-long practical training program for adults.
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA): While MOFGA's key constituency consists of farmers and gardeners, MOFGA helps food producers of all kinds adopt organic practices. One of the oldest and largest organic organizations in the country, MOFGA has over 4,000 individual, family and business members and possesses extensive education, research and policy experience on a complete range of organic as well as non-organic farming and gardening issues.
National Catholic Rural Life Conference: Founded in 1923, the National Catholic Rural Life Conference has been a witness for hope in rural America for more than 80 years. Throughout these eight decades, the Rural Life Conference has lifted up and affirmed the rural way of life. Over the years, the Catholic Rural Life Conference has clearly stood in favor and support of rural people, family farms and local businesses that promote sustainable community development.
The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. We seek to develop self-reliance among all communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is regionally based and grounded in the principles of justice, democracy, and sustainability. CFSC has over 325 member organizations.
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to insure the transition to a just and viable society.
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is a grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and environmental sustainability. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on the views and interests of the nation's estimated ten million organic consumers.
Composting with Red Wriggler Worms by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture. The great advantage of worm composting is that this can be done indoors and outdoors, thus allowing year round composting. It also provides apartment dwellers with a means of composting. Worm compost is made in a container filled with moistened bedding and redworms. Add your food waste for a period of time, and the worms and micro-organisms will eventually convert the entire contents into rich compost.
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a non-profit, collaborative effort of Brown University, the RI DEM, and the RI Foundation established in 2004 to link regional food producers with an expanded market. Connecting people with where their food comes from strengthens their understanding of the importance of regional family farms. Regional family farms not only provide us with the freshest food possible, they also contribute to the aesthetic beauty of the region. Encouraging the production and consumption of locally grown foods is an effective way to promote personal and environmental health as well as foster economic and community development.
Organic.org is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating people about the benefits of organic food and other products. We offer recipes, product reviews, tips for an organic lifestyle, and more!

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