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Kiss the Ground

Ecology film
Kiss the Ground is a feature-length documentary focusing on regenerating the world’s soils. It shows that it's possible to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies through regenerative agriculture.

Demeter International

Farming & gardening organization
Demeter International is the largest certification organization for biodynamic agriculture, and is one of three predominant organic certifiers. Demeter Biodynamic Certification is used in over 50 countries to verify that biodynamic products meet international...

"The One Straw Revolution", Masanobu Fukuoka -Interviews

Farming & gardening article
A growing catalog of articles, interviews, podcasts and videos about The One-Straw Revolution and Masanobu Fukuoka.

Rhythm of Nature Biodynamic Planting Calendar

Farming & gardening website
Biodynamic Calendar contains instructions which allow you to plan the work in the garden, so the growth of the plants and crop yields was supported by the power of the Moon.

Biodynamic Association

Farming & gardening organization
The BDA is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of new people understand and practice biodynamics,...

Permaculture company
A site dedicated to Permaculture principles and publications with books and videos featuring David Holmgren and many other prominent permaculture designers and thinkers. Permaculture principles illustrated and explained, information exchange and methods...

Soil Food Web Laboratory Technicians

Farming & gardening directory
The soil food web is an integral part of healthy soil. SFW Lab-Techs examines soil samples under a microscope to determine the diversity of biology in your soil. Technicians can determine the balance of organisms and make recommendations for improving...

Site Map for The GardenZone

Farming & gardening website
This site is for anybody who wants to grow their own food: organic vegetables, organic fruit and, last but not least, organic herbs. You can save money, pick dinner from your own garden, and get the most delicious fruit and veg you've ever tasted - your...

Fellowship of Biodynamic Preparation Makers

Farming & gardening article
The Fellowship of Preparation Makers (FOPM) Interview Project is a multi-year initiative that collects written information and oral interviews with a wide spectrum of preparation makers in North America, including both more senior as well as more innovative...

"Secrets of the Soil"

Farming & gardening book
Secrets of the Soil tells the fascinating story of the innovative, nontraditional, often surprising things that certain scientists, farmers, and mystics are doing to save our planet - such as using the techniques of Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic agriculture...

Quantum Agriculture

Farming & gardening organization
Quantum Agriculture, refers to a new, evolving method of agriculture that applies the last century of discoveries in quantum physics and quantum biology to scientifically growing food of the highest quality. Quantum Agriculture not only considers the...

Holistic Orchard Network Soil Health

Farming & gardening article
Soil Health: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network

No-dig Gardening Basics from Deep Green Permaculture

Farming & gardening article
No-dig gardening is a highly productive method of using compost, mulch, microbes, vermiculture and know-how to create usable, sustainable and earth friendly gardens.

Permaculture Design Magazine

Permaculture company
(Formerly the Permaculture Activist) "Permaculture Design is an independent quarterly serving the permaculture movement in North America. We publish articles dealing with the spectrum of permaculture thought and action—from gardening to ecovillages,...

IFOAM Organics International

Farming & gardening organization
IFOAM is an international organic and sustainable agriculture advocacy organization with members in over 100 countries.

Auto Composter

Farming & gardening video
Auto aerated and watered large compost pile demo. Using a perforated pipe, a bounce house blower, wire mesh, and drip hoses, Matt Powers demonstrates a short time-lapse of building of an auto compost pile.

Directory of Regional Biodynamic Groups

Continental farming & gardening organization
Listing of regional biodynamic groups for local advisory referrals, apprenticeship, training, or conference/workshop opportunities.

Hardy Fruit Tree Nursery

Continental farming & gardening company
The aim is to bring trees bearing the promise of fresh, tasty fruit and nuts, to even the toughest of Canada’s northern regions. The online nursery features a selection of cold-hardy fruits, nut trees, and shrubs for zones 1-6. Trees are grown on-site...

Canadian Organic Grower's Guide to Canadian Organic Standards

Farming & gardening organization
To label a product with the Canada Organic logo, producers are required, by law, to follow the Canadian Organic Standards. These apply whether growing vegetables, raising laying hens or processing convenience food. The standards, however, can be challenging...

Rodale Institute

Farming & gardening organization
Widely recognized as a founder of the modern organic movement, Rodale Institute has been a global leader in regenerative organic agriculture for over 70 years. Rodale Institute is growing the regenerative organic movement through research, farmer training,...

Growing Spaces - Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits

Farming & gardening product
Growing Spaces provides Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits designed to enable people to reliably grow their own food in cold climates. Growing Spaces domes energy self-sufficient using passive solar heating and solar powered ventilation and reported to...

Mother Earth News

Farming & gardening periodical
Among the most popular and longest-running sustainable-lifestyle magazines in the USA, Mother Earth News provides editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health, and green building.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Localization book
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (2007) is a non-fiction book by Barbara Kingsolver detailing her family's attempt to eat only locally grown food for an entire year. The book revolves around the concept of improving the family's diet...

Mycellium Running

Farming & gardening book
This book is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. Setting the stage for the mycorestoration revolution, Mycelium Running unveils new methods for growing mushrooms, generating mycelium, and implanting mushroom colonies into the environment....

How To Build A Geothermal Greenhouse: DIY Geothermal Heating

Geothermal energy article
Water and soil under a garden and backyard area have a massive amount of thermal energy. This energy can easily convert into heat which can be utilized to maintain the day and nighttime temperature fluctuation within a greenhouse and maintains a healthy...

Régénération Canada

Farming & gardening organization
The term “regenerative” refers to a process – the process of improving one’s state. With regenerative agriculture, the journey improves the state of the soil, of the ecosystem overall, of the climate, and of human health. Regenerative agriculture’s...

Organic Farmers Association

Farming & gardening organization
Who We Are In 2016 farmers from across the country came together to launch the Organic Farmers Association to unite organic farmers for a better future together. Rodale Institute supports this initiative as fiscal sponsor and partner with the Organic...

New and Notable Revisions to the Candian Organic Standards

Farming & gardening article
Chart summarising the changes to specific sections of the Canadian Organic standards for crop and livestock production

Regional permaculture website
A large collection of active and diverse Permaculture articles and forums on most topics related to homesteading and sustainability, as well as video resources, podcasts and on site appropriate technology and permaculture courses.

Glen Valley Organic Farm

Regional community organization
The Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative (GVOFC) is a community of individuals who have come together with the goal of sharing, owning and operating Glen Valley Organic Farm. The Co-operative uses a consensus model of decision-making, ensuring that all...

BC Eco Seed Co-op

Regional farming & gardening group
The BC Eco Seed Co-op is a producer's cooperative of 17 farmers providing BC grown, certified organic and ecological seeds grown on our farms across British Columbia. From packet size to large bulk quantities, the BC Eco Seed Co-op has seeds for growers...

Resilient Seeds

Regional farming & gardening company
​The Backyard Beans and Grains Project (BBGP) began in 2008 as a response to the challenge of incorporating locally-grown staple foods into the diet. The main activity of the Backyard Beans and Grains Project has been to research varieties of dry...

Terra Flora Organics

Regional farming & gardening company
"Bringing life back to your soil." Artisanal worm castings + compost worms + living soil. Organic soil amendments, bokashi starter, bokashi bucket kits, worm bins, etc.

Lacewing Plants and Seedlings

Regional farming & gardening company
A nursery specializing in Ontario native plants that feed and provide habitat for pollinators including birds and butterflies, and other beneficial insects (like Lacewings!) The plants are carefully chosen for their beauty and resilience. On-line store.


Regional farming & gardening company
SeedWise is a marketplace where seed farmers can sell organic, non-gmo, heirloom and open pollinated seeds directly to home gardeners and small farmers so as to give a greater level of choice and provide income directly to the farmer. Gardeners can find...

Nutcracker Nursery

Regional farming & gardening company
We produce and provide hardy nut trees grafted and seedlings that are not easily found in Eastern Canada. The production is a variety of nut trees and fruit producing trees, and a vast range of oak species. By cultivating indigenous and noble species,...

Leda Organic Farm

Regional farming & gardening farm
Gary, Jacquie, and Louis Swann are managing their farm biodynamically. They have a large garden, chickens and Highland cattle.

Farm Folk City Folk Magazine

Regional farming & gardening product
Launched in Kelowna, BC, FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine tells the stories of the many British Columbians who are instrumental in developing and preserving the province's food culture. With the notion that food is the cornerstone of civilization and culture,...

Love and Carrots

Regional farming & gardening company
Love & Carrots strives to revive the knowledge of growing food that was once passed from generation to generation. Since 2011, Love & Carrots has worked diligently to proliferate this knowledge with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations;...

Apple Luscious Organic Orchard

Regional farming & gardening farm
Over 200 apple varieties, specializing in heritage, connoisseur and red-fleshed varieties. Organically grown – using only natural fertilizers such as seaweed, manures, oyster shell and hay mulch. Non-irrigated – use of M111 rootstock combined with...

Hugelkultur gardening/rotting wood garden beds

Regional farming & gardening article
An in-depth look at the hugelkultur method; instructions, benefits, photos, videos.

SOIL - Stewards of Irreplaceable Land -

Regional farming & gardening directory
SOIL links Canadian farmers willing to take on and train apprentices with people wanting to work and learn on an organic farm using sustainable practices. Founded in 1989 it is the only national farm apprenticeship program in Canada, with more than 75...

BC Organic Grower magazine

Regional farming & gardening periodical
Published quarterly by Organic BC, the magazine features contributions from organic growers, researchers, educators and professionals from around the province. Started in 1999 the magazine is produced by COABC.

FiddleHead Nursery

Regional farming & gardening company
Fiddlehead Nursery began in the spring of 2012. The Nursery is run with the help of Woofers, or international farm workers who work in exchange for room, board, and education. Plants are grown for hardiness in USDA Zone 5a, where winters reach lows...

Tilth Alliance

Local education & learning organization
The Tilth Alliance programs teach adults and children how to grow food, compost, garden organically, raise urban livestock, and conserve natural resources.

Whaletown Garden Centre

Local farming & gardening company
The Whaletown Garden Centre offers organic seeds, hand tools, garden supplies, bagged mulches and manures, soil mineral powders, and mixed organic fertilizers, compost tea brewing kits and hydroponic materials are included. From early spring until late...

Valhalla Farms

Local farming & gardening farm
Valhalla Farms is an 80 acre Permaculture farm coop focusing on regenerative agriculture founded in 2012. The members of the coop are working to transform what was formerly a GMO corn and soya field (that provided employment to less than a single farmer)...

Full Circle Seeds

Local farming & gardening farm
All of Full Circle Seeds are grown at ALM Organic Farm in Sooke and are certified by Islands Organic Producers Association.We have been offering open-pollinated, untreated seed grown without herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers since 1993. Offering...

C-Dar BiodynamicSociety

Local farming & gardening organization
Our objective is to study, produce, and apply biodynamic preparations and compost to restore and nurture pastures, forests and gardens, in order to obtain high quality food and produce.

City Folk Farm Folk

Local farming & gardening organization
FarmFolk CityFolk is a not for profit society that works to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. Our projects provide access to & protection of foodlands; support local growers and producers; and engage communities in the celebration of local food....

VI Pests, Pollinators and Beneficials

Local farming & gardening website
The Vancouver Island Pests Pollinators and Beneficials Project (VIPPB) aims to increase knowledge of agricultural pests, pollinators and beneficial organisms across Vancouver Island, BC through workshops, monitoring and our biweekly newsletter.

Slocan Valley Grown

Local farming & gardening directory
The Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission (SVEDC) endeavours to serve communities in the Slocan Valley through programs and activities which are beneficial to positive economic growth and development. Find super fresh, healthy & local food produced...

Nurture in Nature

Local farming & gardening organization
Nurture In Nature is a collaborative community space for practising a sustainable, healthy, new way of life. As a team, they are in the process of transforming a 40-acre piece of property into a holistic and resilient ecosystem that produces food as...

Hupacasath Farm

Local farming & gardening farm
The farm grows and sells on site a variety of organic vegetables. Healthy Harvest offers an opportunity to be involved in the local farming community in a supportive, low stress work environment for those affected by a mental illness. A variety of vegetable...

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