Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. Without permanent agriculture there is no possibility of a stable social order.
Eating the suburbs one backyard at a time. Melbourne Australia
Permaculture Research Institute of USA The Mission of the Permaculture Research Institute USA is to work with communities worldwide, to expand the knowledge and practice of integrated sustainable agriculture using the whole-systems approach of Permaculture Design. This will provide solutions for permanent abundance by training local people to become leaders of sustainable development in their communities and countries.
How to make Compost
Compost is essential if you want to grow your own food. You recycle what you eat and nutrients go back into the growing food. Making your own garden compost is a lot easier than most people realise. With a simple heap you can recycle most of your organic household and garden waste and enrich your garden’s soil at the same time. It’s also an extremely satisfying way to help the environment.
American Community Garden Association
The Mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.
Australian Community Foods
Food co-ops and Farmers co-operatives, Farmers Markets, Community gardens, Farm gate sales and Harvest Trails, Seed-saving networks, Anyone else involved in connecting growers with their local communities. Search this Local Food Network Database or add your organisation to it.
European Federation of City Farms
The mission of the European Federation of City Farms (EFCF) is to work with our members through city farming to actively build a future in which their community lives in harmony with nature; by enhancing their local city farm’s and communities natural environment through mainly biodiversity, air, water and soil, and ensuring that the use of renewable resources are sustainable and to minimise pollution and wasteful consumption.
Biodynamic Agriculture Australia
A healthy, well-structured soil, rich in humus and high in biological activity is a prerequisite for any sustainable agricultural system. Decades of experience with the Biodynamic method on Australian farms have shown that these soil qualities can be promoted and degradation reversed by the correct application of Biodynamic techniques. Biodynamic practitioners seek to understand and work with the life processes as well as enhance their understanding of the mineral processes used in conventional agriculture. Healthy soil is a prime basis for healthy plants, animals and people.
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association was formed in the U.S. in 1938. It is a non-profit, membership organization and is open to the public. The purpose of the Association is to foster knowledge of the practices and principles of the biodynamic method of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry in the North American continent and to advance the applications of this method through educational activities such as research, lectures, conferences; publishing and distributing literature on the biodynamic methods; and supporting consultation and extension services to farmers, gardeners, and foresters. It may undertake other charitable activities related to such principal purpose.
The Pfeiffer Center
The mission of the Pfeiffer Center is to teach and spread awareness of the biodynamic method, which takes agriculture and land care beyond conventional notions of "sustainability" to demonstrate actual improvements in soil vitality and in the taste and nutritional quality of produce.
Award winning social business connecting growers of South East Queensland in Australia with the community to distribute fresh healthy organic food. Passionate about changing the way food is grown and distributed.
Community Supported Agriculture in the USA. A new model for distributing organic healthy fresh food to consumers.
The Urban Orchard
A collection of over one hundred and seventy households across the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne Australia who meet, share and swap the produce in their gardens.
New Zealand Bio Grains
Supply and process organically grown grains, flours, nuts, pulses and stock food to consumers all over New Zealand.
Northey Street City Farm
Permaculture Centre in the heart of Brisbane. Come and learn how to garden. Workshops, Courses, Farm Tours and Markets.
SEED South Africa
Aims to support African countries in their efforts to refocus policies and investment in green economic sectors, such as renewable energies and energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, forests, water and waste management and much more.
The Edible Schoolyard
A one acre gardena and kitchen classroom for urban public school students at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School in Berkely California. Growing Harvesting and preparing nutritious seasonal produce.
Comlinks Cooperative Gleaning
Born in 1989 with a grant from the New York State Department of Health. In the first year 70,000 pounds of produce was gleaned from area farmers to be distributed to the community.
Village Harvest San Francisco
Volunteers harvest excess fruits from backyards and small orchards and passes along to local food agencies to feed the hungry.
Out of our own backyard. A social network for connecting with growers and community food systems. Based in New Zealand you can join up from anywhere in the world.
The Slow Food Movement
Global grassroots organisation to counter the rise of fast food and the fast life and the disappearance of local food traditions. The choices we make about food affect the whole world.