“This publication is intended to be a guide for farmers, ranchers and future farmers about technical assistance programs and other resources available to them regardless of their gender or ethnic heritage.”
The NOFA/RI Organic Farm Advisor Program provides technical guidance to teach farmers how to implement organic methods on their farms. NOFA also conducts growers workshops, offers summer tours of organic farms and gardens, and provides organic certification assistance.
Provides education and outreach to those interested in sustainable agriculture. Operates PASA On-farm research program. Sponsors an annual Farming for the Future conference, seasonal field days and intensive learning programs. Offers marketing opportunities for producers.
Specialty vegetables are oddballs. They are sometimes oddly sized or shaped or colored. They are often difficult to grow, or are grown out of season, or are foreign to where they are grown. They may be miniatures or heirlooms or vegetables prized by gourmet cooks.
This publication offers definitions and descriptions of permaculture and its central principles. It offers listings of resources and publications on permaculture in the United States, Australia, and worldwide.
This publication contains information about increasing and managing biodiversity on a farm to favor beneficial organisms, with emphasis on beneficial insects. The types of information farmscapers need to consider is outlined and emphasized.
Oregon Tilth courses and programs educate about the principles, practices and benefits of sustainable agriculture. Conducts on-farm and participatory research, publishes In Good Tilth (a bi-monthly educational magazine) and other publications, hosts workshops and an annual farmer conference, and sponsors and facilitates growers meetings.
The center conducts a five-week Permaculture Certificate Program, a five-week organic gardening program, a one-month Eco-Building course, and reforestation projects. Topics covered include organic food production, natural building, appropriate technology and renewable energy, permaculture, and ecoforestry. Nature center.
"This project is designed to assist new and beginning farmers in obtaining access to information, services, technical assistance, funding and business development support for their agricultural enterprises.