TOPIC: ORGANIC FARMING (24)
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)http://ofrf.org
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has a very clear vision -- that organic farming will be the leading form of agriculture in America. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policy that brings more farmers and acreage into organic production. Founded in 1990, OFRF is a leading champion of American organic family farmers.
Sqirl subscribes to the philosophy that as far as fruit preservation goes, nothing beats tradition. Our jams, jellies and marmalades are made with produce from family-owned farms that practice sustainable, certified organic methods that are in close proximity1 to our kitchen in Los Angeles, California.
Emmy® and Tony® Award winning actor Hugh Jackman and native New Yorker and entrepreneur David Steingard have joined together to launch Laughing Man Worldwide, a line of coffees, teas and chocolates, that gives 100% of profits to charity with a focus on education across the globe, from funding school programs to teaching farming, vocational training and character building. Supporting a world free of misery and suffering both here and abroad, all proceeds from the specialty coffees, teas, and chocolates are put towards encouraging widespread job growth and personal ingenuity.
Bucky Box is the future of local food distribution. Simple to use, powerful software for automating ordering, customer accounts, packing & delivery logistics, and payments & billing reconciliation. Bucky Box is a social enterprise, supporting the local food movement through innovative partnerships, to bring about a better food system for people & planet.
WWOOF-World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farmshttp://www.wwoof.org
WWOOF is a world wide network of organisations. We link volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living.
WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
The Urban Homestead Projecthttp://urbanhomestead.org
Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Urban Homestead project is a family operated and highly productive city farm. It is also a successful, real-life working model for sustainable agriculture and eco living in urban areas.
Gotham Greens’ first greenhouse facility, located on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brookyn. Our state of the art rooftop greenhouses combine advanced horticultural and engineering techniques to optimize crop production, crop quality, and production efficiency. The climate controlled facility will grow premium quality produce, year-round. Gotham Greens provides locally grown vegetables and herbs, even in the winter months, when local supply is typically low.
Farming the Cityhttp://farmingthecity.net
CITIES' Farming the City pilot project has been running in Amsterdam since November 2010, bringing city dwellers to explore inspirational ways of producing, storing, cooking, preserving, distributing and sharing food.
Real Time Farmshttp://www.realtimefarms.com
Real Time Farms is a crowd-sourced nationwide food guide. Everyone, from farmers to foodies, can share photos and information about food: how it was grown, who grew it and where to find it. We all deserve to know where our food comes from, and Real Time Farms enables you to trace your food back to the farm, so you can find food you feel good about eating.
Farmigo's mission is to enable households across the country to receive fresh, wholesome food direct from local farms and producers delivered direct to convenient pick-up locations. Farmigo provides an online marketplace for consumers to find, select, and receive fresh food. Through group buying dynamics and subscription pricing, consumers attain affordable prices for organic food. Each farm and producer listed in the marketplace receives an Internet based logistics management system to track harvest, packing, routes, and member payment.
Back to the Rootshttp://www.backtotheroots.com
Back to the Roots is an organization on a mission to take back our food and take back our health by creating that make it as easy as possible for people to grow their own food at home. The BTTR Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden and Home Aquaponics Garden encourage fresh, healthy eating as well as learning about where food comes from and why what we choose to eat is crucial to our health.
The core ideal which we believe at HarvestGeek is that the economics of large-scale industrial agriculture is not a sustainable proposition thus the need for efficient, tested and reproducible methods of small-scale food production. We'd like to see communities producing the bulk of their own food. The benefits to this we believe are many.
By empowering the local food movement, communities will benefit from new employment opportunities, money spent on food will stay in the community, fossil fuel use due to food transportation will drop off sharply, impoverished areas access to (healthy) food will increase, and we will be seeding a new generation with an appreciation for food, their health, and their connection to the Earth.