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Other Permaculture Resources
Earth Repair Catalog - Permanent Publications (UK) www.permaculture.co.uk A project of Permanent Publications in Great Britain, publisher of Permaculture Magazine UK. The Earth Repair Catalog is a wide selection of books, videos, and resources on permaculture topics: organic gardening; biodynamics; agroforestry; farming; aquaculture; animals; ecological architecture & sustainable building technology; human-scale economy & development; community & groups; and energy saving products.
The Organic Farming Sourcebook. 1996. The Other India Press Above Mapusa Clinic Mapusa 403 507 Goa India Fax: 91-832-263305 The Organic Farming Sourcebook, a resource-rich 338-page guidebook that provides a dynamic treatment of organic agriculture in India, with up-to-date articles, resources, contacts, and suppliers. In modern India, 70% of its 900 million inhabitants still depend on agriculture as a livelihood. These farmers draw upon four thousand years of sustainable farming experience. However, European colonialism and Green Revolution technology has wreaked havoc on natural farming methods in India, and the Sourcebook documents and supports the efforts of the emerging organic farming and permaculture movements in India. Highly recommended.
A Resource Guide of Organizations Promoting Organic Farming in East Africa Region1995. A 116-page resource guide edited by John Kanyuiro, Kihia and John Wanjau Njoroge. It provides names, contact information and brief descriptions of organizations working to promote, research or support organic agriculture in East Africa. Contact Kenya Institute of Organic Farming for price and ordering information. P.O. Box 34972 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: (254-2) 732-487 Fax (254-2) 581-178
Permaculture Plants / Databases Online
Plants for a Future On-Line
Maintains a big database of 7000 (!) plants for permaculture, lots of leaflets and a plant catalogue, and a book by Ken Fern on useful plants. Also lots of other PC contacts in the UK. You can see most of these on the web-site at http://www.scs.leeds.ac.uk/pfaf/Links.html#UK and http://www.scs.leeds.ac.uk/pfaf/Links_2.html 
The Field, Penpol, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0NG, England Telephone Bodmin (+44 1208) 872963
Atcros On Internet - The World Wide Web version of the Australasian Tree Crops Sourcebook http://www.aoi.com.au/atcros/
The Vetiver Grass Network http://www.vetiver.org/
The American Bamboo Society http://www.americanbamboo.org/
Purdue New Crop Resource Online Program http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
It doesn't include ecological data, but it has ethnobotany / phytochemical data and it does that with great detail. It is possible to search for which plants contain the highest amount of a specific chemical or even list all the chemicals in a certain plant.

The UConn Plant Database of Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Oregon State University's Landscape Plants - Images, Identification & Information

Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest from the Extension service of the University of Wisconsin

Ohio's Trees

The USDA's Plants Database that provides comprehensive information and images on plants.

UI Plants - Woody Plant images from the University of Illinois

Factsheets on forest trees from the Dendrology program at Virginia Tech

University of Arkansas' Plant Images

Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery

Identification of the Common Trees of Iowa - from the Iowa State University Extension

Hortiplex. A site from GardenWeb with information on lots of plants.

http://plantspedia.org/   a free encyclopedia of plants containing information of around 90,000 plants.


The Encyclopedia of Plants
Provides information on growing a variety of different plants. Includes pictures of many species. This site can be browsed by common names or Latin names.

Two databases, both searchable by common or Latin names. The first database can be used to find information and/or photos for a plant species. The second database is a nomenclatural database which is useful for researching Latin names.

Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)
Initiated in 1954 as a compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. It is now online as a searchable database.

The International Plant Names Index
The most comprehensive index of its type. The index is query based and is an attempt to cover species (and higher taxonomic names) for the entire world. The author's name is given for each taxon and a literature citation for where it was published.

PLANTS National Database
Provides a single source of general information about the plant kingdom to researchers and other people interested in plants. Covers the plants of North America. Pictures for many plants are included.

The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)
A no frills index to Australian plant names. This index is only accessible by a search page.

Plant Encyclopedia, Plant Search - Largest Source in the World!
This comprehensive database of over 38000 plants can be searched using common plant names, botanical or family names

PlantCare.com features the largest, most accurate plant database and encyclopedia containing plant identification information on over 2200 species of indoor plants http://www.plantcare.com/encyclopedia/

The Plant Encyclopedia is a vast database of nearly 40000 plants. You can search by any number of options.

Plant Encyclopedia
Better Homes and Gardens - Find the names and pictures of common flowers and plants, search our online guide, explore lists of plants by type.

Plant Encyclopedia
Dayton Nursery, stop flipping thru garden and plant books! Use our new plant encyclopedia to easily find plant names, descriptions, flower color, bloom time

Michigan State University Plant Encyclopedia

Gardenology.org - Plant Encyclopedia and Gardening wiki

Calflora provides information on wild California plants for use in conservation, education, and appreciation. It is a non-profit which is supported by its users. You can also contribute photos to the database.

Calphotos is a collection of 54,300 images of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes. The photos are contributed by many individuals and organizations. Calphotos is a photo database developed by the UC Berkeley Digital Library Project.

Las Pilitas Nursery
This nursery specializes California native plants, and has an extensive searchable database. The whole site is a treasure trove of information about native plants and habitats. You can type in your zip code and find out what your local plant community is!

Tropical Plant Database

Plant Encyclopedia http://www.plant-encyclopedia.net/
A free online database of garden plant information, pictures and cultivation tips.
A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants. University of Michigan, Dearborn.
Permaculture Technologies Online
Keyline Design - Water for Every Farm http://www.keyline.com.au/
Alternative Technology Association (ATA) http://www.ata.org.au/
The Solar Cooking Archive http://home.verio.net/
Sustainable Building Sourcebook: http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/
Green Building Pro Directory: http://directory.greenbuilder.com/
Sustainable Bldg Calendar: http://www.greenbuilder.com/calendar/
Sustainable Bldg Bookstore: http://www.greenbuilder.com/bookstore
Aquaponics - Integration of Hydroponics with Aquaculture http://www.aquaponics.com/
Ocean Arks International Home Page http://www.oceanarks.org/
Integrated Bio-Systems Network (IBSnet) http://members.ozemail.com.au/~doelle/iobb-ibsnet.html
Fish Polyculture Used in Wastewater Treatment by Oleg Daugovish. Stensund Wastewater Treatment at Stensund,Trosa, Sweden http://www.algonet.se/~stensund/aqua/students/oleg.htm
Virtual Libraries on Permaculture 
Sustainable Architecture Building & Culture
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development http://www.sustainable.doe.gov/
Sustainable Earth Electronic Library http://www.envirolink.org/pubs/index.html#library_subject_areas
Agroforestry Web Sites 

The Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA) http://www.missouri.edu/~afta/afta_home.html
National Agroforestry Center http://www.unl.edu/nac/

The Agroforestry Research Trust is a non-profit making charity, registered in England, which researches into temperate agroforestry and into all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops. The Trust was set up in 1992 as a registered charity, to conduct research into all aspects of temperate agroforestry. Various academic and practical research projects have been undertaken since its formation, and results of research published by the Trust in a number of publications and in its own quarterly journal, Agroforestry News. Courses are also run on aspects of our work.

The Trust has two patrons, who support its work: Herbert Giradet and James Lovelock.In addition, support has been expressed by Sir David Attenborough, David Bellamy, Edward Goldsmith, Jonathon Porritt, and HRH Prince Charles.

The Trust Director, Martin Crawford, has planned and carried out all research to date and is also involved in the other aspects of the Trust's work. He has spent over 20 years in organic agriculture and horticulture, including working for the Yarner Trust in North Devon (teaching small-scale organic agriculture); growing food for a small hotel on the Isle of Iona; restoring the walled gardens of a manor house in mid-Devon; and running his own organic market garden and tree nursery in South Devon. He is also a director of 'Gaia', a Trust formed by James Lovelock to further his work.

Holistic Planning & Land Management 
Holistic Management http://www.holisticmanagement.org
Christopher Peck
Holistic Solutions
PO Box 23326 Santa Fe, NM 87502 USA
Natural Logic
Helping companies and communities prosper by embedding the laws of nature at the heart of enterprise. Natural Logic provides Strategic Consulting, Design Services, Productivity Assessments & Enabling Technologies that help companies build profit and competitive advantage through exceptional environmental performance.
David Jaber, Natural Logic
P.O. Box 119, Berkeley, CA 94701
510-849-5467     djaber@natlogic.com
Environmental Websites Databases and Directories
Local Harvest
Do you want fresh, locally grown, organic food, but don't know where to find it? The LocalHarvest map makes it easy to find family farms, farmers markets and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area. Just click on the map at the website to zoom in, or search with our search form for quick results. If you are a farmer, market manager, or run a locally-grown-food related business, you can add your listing for free into our directory.
AgWeb: The Ultimate Agricultural Research Directory: A great list of databases.   http://www.attra.org/searchAgWeb.html    More excellent work from Steve Diver at ATTRA
The Natural Choice Directory is designed for those who want to contribute to personal and planetary health naturally. On these Web pages, you'll find hundreds of helpful listings, whether you're looking for a local acupuncturist, the nearest health food store or environmentally friendly painting supplies.http://www.naturalchoice.net/
4957 Lakemont Blvd SE, Suite C4-20, Bellevue WA 98006
425-373-1987, or 800-465-0595 Fax: 425-988-0160
Care2 Green Lynx Environmental Database

Unified Community is a portal to over a thousand websites on the wide-ranging theme of sustainability,
with categories spanning appropriate technology, community and cultural restoration, renewable energy,
protection of our natural environment and more.

Wilson's Almanac Planet Directory of global and personal change and healing.     http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/
Intern and Apprenticeship Databases
ATTRA (Alternative Technology Transfer to Rural Areas) has a listing of Sustainable Farming Internships And Apprenticeships (US & Canada) at:      http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/intern.html
This is an awesome resource that should be used by every gardener, farmer, grower. They have reams of material for free paid by your taxes. If they aren't used the USDA will defund them entirely. Don't let that happen!
Need interns? To add a listing, contact Katherine Adam 479-442-9824 http://www.attrainternships.ncat.org/
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
WWOOF is an exchange – In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles. WWOOF organisations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help. Many countries have national WWOOF groups.

NOFA-NY Farm Apprenticeship Program A farmer-to-apprentice matching directory, known as the Farm-Based Education Opportunities Directory. The opportunity to search for a farm to work and learn on, or to search for an aspiring farmer to train on your farm, is available to anyone who is interested and qualified.

NOFA-MA Farm Apprenticeship Program
The NOFA/Mass Beginning Farmer Program aims to cultivate the next generation of committed organic farmers in Massachusetts. Through three distinct educational components of the program, as well as educational conference scholarships, we are able to offer young farmers and those who are coming to farming after a diverse range of careers to engage in educational opportunities that are appropriate for where they are in their professional farming development.

The CT NOFA Farm Apprenticeship Program connects experienced farmers with individuals interested in learning how to start and run a farm. The program provides needed enrichment and support while letting the apprentice and experienced farmer select and manage their experience. Aspiring farmers can start their farm-based learning with one of the exciting apprenticeship opportunities that our host farms have to offer. Experienced farmers who want to teach eager learners to farm while gaining motivated individuals for farm work have the chance to do that through advertising their apprenticeship opportunity on our database.

MOFGA’s Farm Apprenticeship program connects people wanting to learn organic farming with experienced farmers willing to share their expertise. The typical arrangement involves an exchange of labor for room, board, a stipend, and informal, intensive training and experience in farming.
At this site one can browse volunteer opportunities by country or one can narrow their search by filling out a profile identifying personal interests. There are also job and internship postings available.
Cross-cultural solutions is a not-for-profit international volunteer organization that operates volunteer programs is Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, and Thailand. Volunteers work with local people on locally-designed projects.
New Farmer Training – Seed Farm apprentices take part in a 9-month program designed to train new farmers in all aspects of managing a diversified vegetable farm. Apprentices are given decision-making responsibility for our two-acre market garden at the Seed Farm site in Emmaus, PA, from seed to harvest to market. Participants learn a variety of skills, including: business and production planning, risk management, soil fertility management, safe operation of farm equipment, disease and insect management, harvest and post-harvest handling, and marketing. On-farm experiential learning is complemented by formal classes through Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Jobs in urban agriculture  http://www.cityfarmer.org/jobs.html#jobs

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems SFU Apprenticeship is a hands-on work and study program that trains participants in all aspects of sustainable agriculture production.

National Young Farmers Coalition

Beginning Farmers Lists several farmer training opportunities

The Tompkins Cortland Community College Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program, Near Ithaca, New York.

The University of Maine Sustainable Agriculture Program

The Michigan State University Student Organic Farm Certificate Program, a 9 month intensive training program in year round organic farming.

UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture

Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, Madison, WI & Satellite Locations.

Missouri Beginning Farmers University of Missouri and Jefferson Institute.

University of Vermont and the Intervale Center’s Farmer Apprentice Program in Burlington, Vermont.

C.R.A.F.T. (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) programs in North America organized by region.

The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy, WI offers training programs for beginning farmers including Whole Farm Workshops

The Farm School, North Orange, Massachusetts has a One Year Learn to Farm Program

Foundation Farm School, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Farmshare Austin’s FarmerStarter program is designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business.

Greenbank Farm Ag Training Center is a 7-month residential, farm-based training program in Washington state.

Jefferson County FIELD (Farmer Innovation, Education, and Leadership Development) Program, Jefferson County, Washington (Olympic Peninsula)

The New Farmer School is an offshoot of Thompson Small Farm, a horse-powered initiative begun in 2007 by Andrea Thompson and Jonathan Wright with the goal of providing locally, sustainably produced food and an example of a human-scaled, alternative way of doing things.

Biodynamic Training & Apprenticeships are available at the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program Opportunities from the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association

The Farmer Training Program at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center in Alaska

The Grange Farm School in Willits, California is dedicated to teaching the next generation of responsible, innovative, and successful farmers. They offer hands-on training combined with a rigorous academic curriculum through their Practicum Student Program.

The Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginnings Program, based in Minnesota is one of the best known and most respected programs in the country: Contact information for Minnesota based programs is available.

The Michigan Land Use Institute’s Get Farming! Programs, Traverse City, MI

Groundswell: Center for Local Food & Farming, Ithaca, NY

Farm School NYC, New York City

Earthworks Agriculture Training, Detroit

Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship Program, Oregon

Polyface Farm Internships with Joel Salatin, Swoope, VA

Farm and Ranch Jobs

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