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
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.
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
Armed with trowels, seeds, and vision, the idea
is to garden everywhere. Anywhere. Primal
Seeds exists as a network to actively engage in protecting biodiversity
and creating local food security It is a response to industrial
biopiracy, control of the global seed supply and of our food
This evolving tool is designed to empower individuals to participate
in the creation of tomorrow.
Dr. Duke's Phytochemical
and Ethnobotanical Databases http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Better Homes and Gardens - Find the names and pictures of
common flowers and plants, search our online guide, explore
lists of plants by type.
Dayton Nursery, stop flipping thru garden and plant books!
Use our new plant encyclopedia to easily find plant names,
descriptions, flower color, bloom time
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.
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.
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
Agroforestry Center http://www.unl.edu/nac/
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
has two patrons, who support its work: Herbert Giradet and
addition, support has been expressed by Sir David Attenborough,
David Bellamy, Edward Goldsmith, Jonathon Porritt, and HRH
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.
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. http://natlogic.com/
David Jaber, Natural Logic
P.O. Box 119, Berkeley, CA 94701
Websites Databases and Directories
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. http://www.localharvest.org/
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
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. http://www.unifiedcommunity.info
(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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.