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For sustainable agriculture, permaculture, and community supported agriculture (CSA) see sustainable agriculture (some entries duplicated in this page)

Simple Food for the Good Life, by Helen Nearing

Gardening Without Work By Ruth Stout

   "Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind."

   -- Henry David Thoreau

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Food First
Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems - To research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems which are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and which serve as a foundation for future generations
The Cambridge World History of Food
Foraging and botanical databases etc
The Healthy Hunzas, by J.I. Rodale
The Paleolithic Diet Page - What the Hunter/Gatherers Ate
The Paleolithic Eating Support List's Recipe Collection grain-free, bean-free, potato-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. Ingredients used: meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and berries
International Forum on Food and Agriculture
Transgenic Animals  IATP listserv archive
Transgenic Fish and Marine Life  IATP listserv archive
Transgenic Trees  IATP listserv archive
The Role of Science and 'Other Factors' in Codex Decisions, Consumer Union Consumer Policy Institute
Food & Agriculture in Africa
Nuking America's Dirty Food:   Another Assault on Public Health & Consumer Choice - An Opinion on Food Irradiation - Ronnie Cummins, Little Marais, Minnesota
Native American Ethnobotany - "An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples  for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other uses. More than 44,000 uses for some 4000 plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future."


The Baker's Bookshelf
Books food and cooking online texts
Solar Cooking Archive
The Bread Bakers Guild of America
Food Standards   IATP listserv archive
Recipe exchange Gardenweb forum
Cooking Gardenweb forum
Gluten free safe and unsafe
Food products from Native Seed Search

  Gardening for food

Bioneers and Kenny Ausubel
Organic food, farming, and seeds- Bioneers
Organic Consumers Assoc  
The Dirt Doctor - Howard Garrett
Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening the classic updated
Organic gardening forum Gardenweb
Farmers Markets
Permaculture trees source directory  SEE Permaculture
National Gardening Association regional reports by zones - culinary herb guiderecipe search
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms by State SEE CSA
Old Farmers Almanac
Bio-Dynamic Farming & Gardening Association
BD Now
Arboretums and Botanic Gardens by state
Organic Gardening magazine
Greenhouse & Hydroponic Vegetable Production Resources on the Internet
American Community Gardening Association
High Altitude Gardening
Shortcut to High Desert Gardens - Gardening Information & Shopping Directory
Gardening by subject, climate, regions
Gardenweb forums, by topic, plants, title, type of garden - extensive
The HortiPlex searchable database contains plant images and data as well as links to information sources, images and vendors at other sites. Searches may be limited to: just those records with images or links to images; records with vendor links; or, records of botanical taxa.
List of gardening catalogs
1619 garden source suppliers

  Special conditions, seedsavers, & heirlooms

Native Seed Search seedlisting
Rescuing Traditional Food Crops, by Kent Whealy Director, Seed Savers Exchange
Seeds of Change the original and largest 100% organic seed company
New Golden Age of Gardening: the Living Treasure of Heirloom Seeds
Heirlooms etc at
Baker Creek heirloom seeds
Baker Creek Heirloom seeds, US & Canadian sites
Rodale Institute the one and only
Native Seeds/SEARCH
United Plant Savers - protecting native medicinal plants
Seed Savers Exchange
Seeds of Texas Seed Exchange
Irish Seed Savers Association
Abundant Life Seed Foundation
Internationl Seed Saving Institute
eSEED Exchange
Gardening advice by climates and regions
Desert gardening articles
Corn in desert conditions
Blue corn production and practices

  Food animals

Project on Industrial Animal Production at Johns Hopkins University's Center for a Livable Future in the School of Public Health
References on The Health and Environmental Impacts of Industrial Animal Production

The Animal Welfare Institute works to halt intensive farming practices and the confinement of farm animals and replace them with methods which are both humane and practical.
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) food safety program aims to improve the welfare of farm animals, and is working to eliminate the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in the meat and egg production industry.
American Humane Association's Free Farmed labeling program certifies producers, processors and related product handlers that meet the AHA's standards of practice for the humane treatment of farm animals.
GRACE Factory Farm Project provides information on the public health hazards posed by factory farming, including the over-use of hormones and antibiotics.

  Macrobiotic & vegetarian

Macrobiotics America - News, articles, recipes, health advice
One Peaceful World - Macrobiotic Resources from the Kushi Institute
Macrobiotic Reference Network - macrobiotic resources from around the world
Guide to Vegetarian Restaurants Around theWorld
Guide to vegetarian organizations in North America
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)
Vegetarian exchange Gardenweb forum


Prospect Books Publisher of books about cookery, food history and the ethnology of food
Simple Food for the Good Life, by Helen Nearing
Gardening Without Work By Ruth Stout
Garlic Is Life rare garlic grower Chester Aaron
How to Grow More Vegetables : Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops by John Jeavons
Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza
Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
The Home Water Supply by Stu Campbell
Wells and Septic Systems by Max and Charlotte Alth
Secrets of Plant Propagation by Lewis Hill
Farmers of Forty Centuries :  Or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan by F.H. King
Permaculture: A Designers' Manual by Bill Mollison
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture by Wendell Berry - explains how  today's agribusiness takes farming out of its cultural context, and is destructive to the lives of farmers and to our culture as a whole.

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