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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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. http://www.localharvest.org/
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
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. http://www.unifiedcommunity.info
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.
http://www.idealist.org 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.
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.