Organizations and Websites | Toolkits and Guides | Directories and Databases | Blogs and News | Certifications for Producers | Food Documentaries
Organizations and Websites
- The Greenhorns is a grassroots non-profit organization made up of young farmers and many collaborators. Our mission is to recruit, promote and support the new generation of young farmers in this ample and able 21st century America.
The Stop: Community Food Centre and Learning Network
- The Stop is a community food center is a community food center in Canada. It is also the hub of a learning network, with resources like webinars, learning modules, and ideas for projects.
Community Food Security Coalition (Farm to College Program)
- The mission statement of the CFSC is: “The Community Food Security Coalition catalyzes food systems that are healthy, sustainable, just, and democratic by building community voice and capacity for change.” The coalition also houses the “Farm to College” program, which works to strengthen partnerships between local farmers and university dining programs.
Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA)
- “SAEA promotes and supports the development, application, research, and exchange of best teaching and learning practices in sustainable agriculture education and curricula through communication, training, development, and collaborative activities for teachers and learners.” The site offers resources for sustainable agriculture students and teachers.
- Food Routes is “a national non-profit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food–the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.” The site offers national farm-to-college models and resources.
ATTRA NCAT National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- General information on sustainable agriculture in the U.S. The site has resources like popular publications, webinars, how-to guides, and a list of job and internship opportunities around the country.
- A website full of background information on sustainable food, including shopping guides, information on Co-Ops, Farmers Markets, and food ingredients.
- An online resource for farmers, researchers, and policy makers.
Toolkits and Guides
- AASHE: A Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy
Blogs and News
- Footprint: Sustainable living on and off campus
- Grist: A beacon in the smog
- Civil Eats: Promoting critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems
- Think Forward (IATP): Covering sustainability as it intersects with food, rural development, international trade, the environment and public health
- Ecocentric: A blog about food, water and energy
- Wasted Food: Food waste and how it can be avoided
Certifications for Producers
- Food Alliance works at the juncture of science, business and values to define and promote sustainability in agriculture and the food industry, and to ensure safe and fair working conditions, humane treatment of animals, and careful stewardship of ecosystems.
Agriculture Justice Project
- This homegrown domestic fair trade label represents the gold standard for social justice in agricultural and food jobs, rigorous third party certification, and a system based on the experiences and input of the farmers, farm workers and business owners themselves.
- “FRESH is more than a movie, it’s a gateway to action. Our aim is to help grow FRESH food, ideas, and become active participants in an exciting, vibrant, and fast-growing movement.”
- “DIRT! The Movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and under appreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation”
- “It’s a 1986 Dodge pickup with a mini-farm planted in the truck bed. It’s a traveling, edible exhibit that brings a rural experience to urban students. It’s the focus of our new 48-minute film, and the inspiration for a new fleet of 25 Truck Farms all across the country!”
Vanishing of the Bees
- “Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables.”
Queen of the Sun
- “Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.”
- “The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs.”