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    Creative Culture Standards

    Beauty

    Objective aesthetic harmony and sublime quality

    Efficiency

    Optimization of systems to avoid wastage

    Passive Design

    Strategically working with naturally occurring energy flows to reduce the need for energy inputs

    Economic Accessibility

    At a cost that is in proportion to resources used and value provided, and within the means of those that need it

    Equality

    Providing unbiased equivalent opportunity for all participants

    Books
  1. The Spirit Level

  2. Organizations
  3. The Equality Trust

    Evidence Based

    Verifiably accurate and effective

    Fair Trade

    Trade ethics and regulations that guard against exploitative or unfair trade

    Organizations
  1. World Community Fair Trade

    Freedom

    Without external control, bondage, or unnatural constraints

    Harmony

    With integrity, balance, right proportion, and in accord with context

    Holistic

    Understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependence of things and consideration for the whole

    Rights & Freedoms

    Respecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of humans and all living beings

    Articles
  1. UN Rights of Nature Law and Policy directory

  2. Standards
  3. The Bolivian Declaration of Mother Earth's Rights
  4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Life Honouring

    Care, respect, and compassion for all living beings

    Standards
  1. The Earth Ship Constitutional Principles

    Nontoxic

    Not containing or producing harmful pollutants

    Organics

    Free from synthetic, toxic, or artificial materials

    Human Rights

    Fundamental rights and freedoms of all human beings

    Animal Rights

    Fair respectful and 'humane' treatment of animals

    Organizations
  1. World Animal Protection
  2. World Animal Protection International

    Localization

    Fulfilling local needs with resources within a community or bioregion

    Nonviolence

    Peaceful, non-aggressive, and non-harmful means

    Standards
  1. Nonviolent Public Licenses

    Open-Access

    Sharing resources freely

    Organizations
  1. LibreOffice Foundation

  2. Tools
  3. Firefox Web Browser
  4. Ubuntu Linux
  5. Matomo Analytics
  6. Thunderbird Email Client
  7. Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor
  8. GNU Image Manipulation Program
  9. Scribus
  10. uBlock Origin
  11. Calibre E-book Management
  12. Standard Notes
  13. Mnemosyne
  14. MediaWiki

    Principles & Ethics

    The core principles of creative culture and what makes them work

    Ideas
  1. Center for Earth Ethics

  2. Organizations
  3. Charter for Compassion

  4. Standards
  5. The Earth Charter
  6. PoWR Global Ethic
  7. Encyclical Laudato si’ on Care for our Common Home

    Diversity

    Optimizing resilience by including diverse elements in a system

    Websites
  1. Discover Life

    Resilience

    Adaptable to change and resistant to disruption

    Seasonal

    Lessening the environmental impacts of food storage and transport by choosing seasonal food

    Sustainability

    Able to continue indefinitely without causing imbalance or disharmony

    Books
  1. Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth

  2. Websites
  3. UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Useful

    Beneficially fulfilling a genuine and relevant need

    Zero-waste

    Efficient usage, reuse, recycling or ecological re-integration of materials

    Apps
  1. Olio

  2. Companys
  3. Elevate Packaging
  4. Tekpak Solutions
  5. Rootree Packaging

  6. Knowledge Holders
  7. Zero Waste Living — Bea Johnson

  8. Organizations
  9. ZWIA
  10. Perishable Food Recovery Program - BC Food Banks

  11. Standards
  12. Zero Waste Manifesto

  13. Stores
  14. Share Nelson

    Durability

    Long-lasting and robust usefulness

    Repairable Design

    Designing things to be fixed, rather then discarded, when they break

    Simplicity

    Avoiding unnecessary complexity

    Modular Design

    Designing things so the parts can be worked on separately and reconfigured to work in various ways

    Moderation

    Avoiding excessive or unnecessary use of resources

    Art & Culture

    Creative artistic endeavour and practices of cultural evolution and well being

    Artists
  1. Art Wolfe, Nature and Cultural Photographer

  2. Knowledge Holders
  3. Gary Snyder

  4. Organizations
  5. Creative Commons
  6. LibriVox
  7. The Guthrie Center
  8. Be The Change Charities

  9. Websites
  10. Standard Ebooks

    Music

    Making and listening to music and song are a traditional element in daily life of a balanced culture

    Artists
  1. Francesca Baines
  2. Luke Wallace

  3. Books
  4. Rise Up Singing

  5. Companys
  6. Wallace Violins

  7. Events
  8. The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music
  9. The Victoria Folk Music Society

  10. Groups
  11. Awakeneers

  12. Organizations
  13. Climate Music Project
  14. Musicians without Borders
  15. Do it for the Love Foundation
  16. Music Heals
  17. Abraham Jam
  18. Cortes Radio | CKTZ 89.5 fm
  19. The Solaris Project

  20. Websites
  21. Freesound.org
  22. IMSLP Petrucci Music Library

    Visual Arts

    Visual art is a fundamental component of society and the human experience, illuminating and increasing the understanding of history, culture, personal lives and the experience of others.

    Artists
  1. Robert Bateman

  2. Companys
  3. Island Light Photography

    Dance and Movement

    Watching dance or movement can be enlightening and entertaining. Doing dance or movement can have physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.

    Tools
  1. Dances of Universal Peace

    Play and Recreation

    The cognitive, physical, emotional and social developments that are benefited by children's play has been well studied and documented. However, many studies show that play provides benefits for adults, including stress relief, improving brain function, stimulating creativity and improving relationships.

    Videos
  1. Play Is More than Just Fun

    Journalism

    The collection, writing, editing, and presentation of news

    Knowledge Holders
  1. Chris Hedges
  2. Robert Fisk
  3. Terry Tempest Williams
  4. Dahr Jamail

    History Keeping

    Archiving and passing on the history and wisdom of a people to future generations

    Articles
  1. Recordkeeping and History

  2. Organizations
  3. Oral History Association
  4. Internet Archive
  5. Cortes Museum & Archives Society

    Writing

    The written word used to edify and refine human existence

    Companys
  1. New Society Publishers

  2. Organizations
  3. Orion Magazine

  4. Stores
  5. Marnie’s Books

    Community

    Optimized local interdependence

    Eco Villages
  1. Earthen Heart
  2. Sirius Community
  3. Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire
  4. Clearwater Commons
  5. Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage
  6. Port Townsend EcoVillage
  7. Catfarm
  8. Earth Mountain Edcuation Farm
  9. Enota
  10. Canticle Farm
  11. Southwest Sufi Community
  12. WildCraft Ecovillage
  13. Quaker Intentional Village - Canaan
  14. Therah Village
  15. Los Angeles Eco-Village
  16. Stone
  17. Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community
  18. Greensong Sanctuary
  19. EcoReality Coop
  20. Dry Gulch Ecovillage
  21. Stowe Farm Community
  22. Cleveland EcoVillage

  23. Ideas
  24. Dunbar's number - 150

  25. Organizations
  26. One Community
  27. Atlan Center
  28. Aldinga Arts Ecovillage
  29. Sacred Garden Sanctuary
  30. Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute
  31. Alderleaf Farm and Wilderness College
  32. Foundation for Intentional Community
  33. LECASE
  34. Glen Valley Organic Farm
  35. IDEAL Society
  36. PLACE - People Linking Art Community & Ecology
  37. Coastal Roots Farm
  38. Hickory Nut Forest Eco-Community
  39. Heathcote Community
  40. The City Repair Project
  41. L’Arche Comox Valley
  42. upland hills learning community
  43. Abundance Ecovillage
  44. VerdEnergia Pacifica
  45. Aurora Dwelling Circle
  46. Windsong

  47. Websites
  48. RegeneraVida

    Decision Making & Governance

    Systems of just and sustainable decision making, leadership, responsibility, and regulation

    Knowledge Holders
  1. Pam Cooley

  2. Organizations
  3. The Co-Intelligence Institute

  4. Websites
  5. The Wise Democracy Pattern Language

    Land Rights and Responsibilities

    Laws of land usage, ownership and stewardship

    Dispute Resolution

    Ways to equitably resolve disagreements and effectively avoid fighting

    Law Enforcement

    Leadership and lawmaking that benefit all members of society, enforced justly and equitably

    Emergency Services

    Procedures and methods for effective and efficient response

    Consensus

    Decision making by unanimous agreement

    Direct Democracy

    Democratic governance systems in which decisions are made by direct vote, instead of through a representative

    Tools
  1. Sovereign App by Democracy.earth
  2. Ethelo
  3. Loomio

    Diplomacy

    Facilitating peaceful intercultural communication and relations

    Ownership

    Systems of title, authority, responsibility, control and obligation

    Sociocracy

    A governance method that aims to make practical and effective use of collaboration, self-organization, and distributed authority

    Articles
  1. What Is Sociocracy and Why Does Democracy Need it?

  2. Websites
  3. Sociocracy: A Deeper Democracy

    Collective Intelligence

    Principles and patterns for making wise collective decisions

    Books
  1. The Wisdom of Crowds

  2. Organizations
  3. Democracy Earth Foundation

  4. Products
  5. Polis
  6. Loomio - Make decisions without meetings

  7. Websites
  8. Collective Intelligence Network

    Economics & Exchange

    Equitable systems of exchange, valuation, barter and trade

    Articles
  1. The Psychology of Inequality

  2. Books
  3. Enough Is Enough by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill

  4. Companys
  5. Marketing for Hippies

  6. Directorys
  7. Ethical Consumer

  8. Events
  9. R- Future Regenerative Entrepreneurship Conference
  10. The Festival of What Works

  11. Organizations
  12. Community Exchange Systems
  13. One percent for the Planet
  14. Grameen Bank
  15. New Economics Foundation
  16. New Economy Coalition
  17. Schumacher Center for a New Economics
  18. Local Futures Foundation
  19. The Democracy Collaborative
  20. The Local Good - Edmonton
  21. Life Out of the Box
  22. Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

  23. Websites
  24. Happyonomy

    Barter

    Direct exchange of goods without the use of money

    Timebanking

    System of exchange that uses time as a currency

    Currency

    Systems of exchange that are independent from unsustainable debt economics

    Apps
  1. SEEDS Digital Currency

  2. Articles
  3. Schumacher Local Currencies Program

  4. Companys
  5. Open Credit Network

  6. Organizations
  7. DYNDY
  8. Community Forge
  9. BerkShares

    Local Markets

    Farmer’s markets, craft markets, and other gatherings where local goods are exchanged

    Directorys
  1. BC Farmers’ Market Trail
  2. BCAFM Farmers' Markets Tools & Resources Database

  3. Markets
  4. UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market

    Business & Entrepreneurship

    Creative resources for entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, and social impact initiatives

    Organizations
  1. Groundswell

    Education & Learning

    Optimizing individual and collective human potential through right education and learning

    Articles
  1. British Columbia Distance Learning Programs

  2. Books
  3. Weapons of Mass Instruction
  4. A Place to Grow; The Culture of Sudbury Valley School by Daniel Greenberg
  5. The Meaning of Education by Daniel Greenberg
  6. Summerhill by A.S. Neill
  7. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriuclum of Compulsory Schooling
  8. The Underground History of American Education
  9. How Children Learn by John Holt
  10. Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling

  11. Eco Villages
  12. O.U.R. Ecovillage

  13. Events
  14. Climate Hope Gathering
  15. Apocalypse or Awakening: Living the Climate Emergency

  16. Films
  17. The Life of Birds
  18. Planet Earth

  19. Groups
  20. Comox Valley Home Learners Network
  21. North Island Home Learners
  22. Pender Island Home Learners
  23. Homeschool Canada
  24. Nanaimo Community Home Learners (NCHL)
  25. Homelearners South of the Fraser
  26. Campbell River Homeschoolers
  27. Cornerstone Homeschoolers
  28. Cowichan Valley Home Learning Community
  29. Ladysmith and Chemainus Homeschoolers
  30. Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Homeshoolers
  31. Highschool Homelearning Victoria
  32. VicHomeLearn
  33. Victoria Christian Home Schoolers (VCHS)
  34. Victoria Home Learner’s Network
  35. LIFE--Learning in Faith Everyday
  36. Heartwood Home Learners Cooperative
  37. Port Alberni Homeschoolers
  38. Quadra Home Learners
  39. Salt Spring Island Home Learners
  40. Sooke Home Learners
  41. VancouverMom.ca
  42. Oceanside Christian Home Learners
  43. Oceanside Homeschoolers Vancouver Island

  44. Organizations
  45. Wikimedia Foundation
  46. BC Home Educators Association
  47. Folk University
  48. Waldorf Education
  49. The Golden Rule Project
  50. British Columbia Education and Training
  51. Temenos Academy
  52. The Global Education Project
  53. Project Gutenberg
  54. IslandWood
  55. Tilth Alliance
  56. North Cascades Institute
  57. Gaia University
  58. TED: Ideas worth spreading
  59. SelfDesign
  60. Victoria Home Learners Network Association
  61. The Center for Education and Research in Consciousness
  62. The Whidbey Institute
  63. EcoVersity

  64. Tools
  65. Anki

  66. Websites
  67. Growing Without Schooling
  68. Khan Academy
  69. Algebra Rules
  70. Duolingo
  71. Wikipedia
  72. Wiktionary, the free dictionary
  73. Climate Hope Resource Guide

    Ecology

    Stewardship and understanding of natural ecosystems

    Books
  1. Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
  2. Thus Spoke the Plant
  3. Gift Ecology: Reimagining A Sustainable World

  4. Companys
  5. John Todd Ecological Design

  6. Events
  7. Global Earth Repair Conference

  8. Films
  9. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  10. Kiss the Ground

  11. Knowledge Holders
  12. Tony Juniper
  13. Skelly, Ian

  14. Organizations
  15. Bioneers
  16. Cortes Children's Forest Trust
  17. Tree Sisters Reforestation
  18. Greenways Land Trust
  19. The Berry Center
  20. The Rainforest Foundation
  21. Costa Rica Limpia
  22. Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
  23. David Suzuki Foundation
  24. Silva Forest Foundation
  25. Worldwatch Institute
  26. Global Ecovillage Network
  27. Friends of Cortes Island
  28. Stream to Sea: K-12 Education

  29. Periodicals
  30. The Watershed Sentinel

  31. Websites
  32. Earth: A Graphic Look at the State of the World
  33. Solar Cities
  34. Mycology Logos

    Scientific Research

    Ethical and holistic approaches to broadening human knowledge and understanding of the cosmos

    Organizations
  1. Living Machines
  2. Earth Microbiome Project

    Home Learning

    Keys and methods to an optimal home education

    Organizations
  1. Fraser Valley Free Learners

    Wildfire Management

    Managing and preventing wildfires for ecosystem health

    Energy

    Ethically sustainable sources of energy for human use

    Companys
  1. Hakai Energy Solutions

  2. Organizations
  3. 350.org
  4. Climate Smart

  5. Websites
  6. Biogascentral

    Geothermal Energy

    Using the heat from the Earth for energy

    Articles
  1. How To Build A Geothermal Greenhouse: DIY Geothermal Heating

    Solar Energy

    Using sunlight for generating energy

    Companys
  1. Viridian energy co-operative
  2. Viridian Energy
  3. Modern Outpost

    Wind Energy

    Responsibly harvesting power from wind

    Articles
  1. Wind Turbines: Pros and Cons

  2. Websites
  3. 17 Brilliant DIY Wind Turbine Design Ideas For Living Off The Grid

    Energy Storage

    Sustainable methods of storing energy over time

    Family & Kinship

    Creative approaches to optimizing multi- generational family and kinship

    Books
  1. Home and Family
  2. The Seventeen Traditions

    Dying

    Best practices for the terminus of a human lifetime

    Articles
  1. Five Principles of Green Burial

  2. Companys
  3. Recompose
  4. Bliss, Cremation and Green Burial Services

  5. Organizations
  6. DeathCaring Collective
  7. Green Burial Canada

    Birthing

    Best practices for the process of introducing a human being to the world outside the womb.

    Courtship and Pairing

    Finding and assessing an optimal match for partnership and parenting.

    Articles
  1. How We Choose a Partner
  2. Psychology Finally Reveals the Answer to Finding Your Soulmate
  3. How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You

  4. Books
  5. 25 Ways to Prepare for Marriage other than Dating
  6. The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love

  7. Films
  8. Hannah Fry: The mathematics of love | TED Talk

    Elder Care

    Caring for the needs of those who are no longer entirely able to do so for themselves

    Parenting

    Holistically and ethically fulfilling the responsibility of raising children

    Articles
  1. 10 Parenting Strategies For Raising Nonviolent Children

  2. Websites
  3. The Green Mama

    Food

    Sustainable methods of cultivating, collecting, storing, and preparing food

    Articles
  1. Organic Standards Candian Regulations
  2. Organic Certification & Production Q&A
  3. Organic equivalency arrangements
  4. Keys to the Canadian Organic Standards and Regulations.
  5. Wines of Canada: Listing of Organic Wineries

  6. Books
  7. The Contrary Farmer

  8. Community Gardens
  9. SPUD

  10. Companys
  11. Blossoms Raw Chocolate
  12. Cortes Natural Food Co-op
  13. Guayaki
  14. Bellingham Community Food Co-op
  15. Skagit Food Co-op
  16. Roots Natural Foods
  17. Aphrodite's Organic Cafe and Pie Shop
  18. The Gathering Place Trading Company
  19. Healthyway Natural Foods
  20. Edible Island
  21. The Green Mustache Organic Café
  22. Fromagerie l'Ancêtre
  23. Pro Organics
  24. Camino
  25. East Is East
  26. Eternal Abundance
  27. True Grain
  28. Anita's Organic Grain mill
  29. Manna Organics
  30. Holy Crap Cereal
  31. Ostroorganics
  32. organicfair
  33. Paradise Island Foods, Ltd
  34. Pomme Natural Market
  35. West Wood Organics
  36. Eat More Sprouts
  37. Misfits Market
  38. Adaptive Seeds
  39. Silver Creek Nursery
  40. Fieldstone Organics
  41. True Grain Organic Craft Bakery
  42. homegrownbee.ca
  43. Food Forest Abundance
  44. Einkorn.com

  45. Farms
  46. Sunny Brae Farm
  47. Forstbauer Farm
  48. Blue Jay Lake Organic Farm & Community
  49. Summerhill Pyramid Winery
  50. Glenora Farm
  51. Westholme Tea Company
  52. Alderlea Farm Café
  53. Helmer's Organic Farm
  54. Farmer Bill's Grass Fed Beef
  55. The Lee Farm
  56. Eden Tree Farm
  57. Tree Eater Nursery
  58. Spray Creek Ranch
  59. West Enderby Farm
  60. Islands Organic Producers Association/member list
  61. Lost Savanna Farm
  62. Hoch Orchard & Gardens
  63. AJ Curtis Biodynamic Orchards
  64. JMJ Biodynamic Orchard
  65. Formosa Nursery
  66. Across The Creek Organics
  67. Amara Farm
  68. Honest Food Farm
  69. Plenty Wild Farms
  70. ALM Organic Farm
  71. 8 and A Half Acres Farm
  72. Amara Farms
  73. Eco-Sensense
  74. Pattison Farms
  75. Therah Farm
  76. Tatlo Road Farm
  77. Tendergreens Farm
  78. Terra Nossa
  79. SunTrio Farm
  80. Sweet Acres Farm
  81. Sweet P Farm
  82. Salt Spring Apple Company
  83. Sea Bluff Farm
  84. Square Root Farm
  85. Linnaea Farm Society
  86. Wildflower Produce
  87. Big Fir Farm
  88. Beaver Meadows Farm/Natural Pastures
  89. Code's Corner Farm
  90. Shawl Farm
  91. Tanner Orchard
  92. Corlan Vineyard and Farm
  93. Horizon Heritage Farm
  94. Salt and Harrow
  95. Foxglove Farm
  96. Kloverdalen Farm
  97. Carriac Farm
  98. Nanoose Edibles Organic Farm
  99. Salt Spring Sprouts & Mushrooms
  100. Hope Hill Farm
  101. Four Beat Farm
  102. JUST-A-MERE FARM
  103. Sunshine Farm
  104. Transfarmation
  105. Northstar Organics
  106. StoneCroft Farm
  107. Pure pasture farms
  108. Avalon Farm
  109. Blue Harvest Farm
  110. Blue Heron Farm
  111. Windhorse Farm
  112. Wind Whipped Farm
  113. Whitaker Farm
  114. Whisperhill Farm
  115. West Coast Garlic
  116. Wave Hill Farm
  117. Umi Nami Farm
  118. Valhalla
  119. Vitality
  120. Three Oaks Organic Farm
  121. Tourmaline Organics

  122. Groups
  123. BDASBCBio-Dynamic Agricultural Society of British Columbia
  124. Organic BC Directory

  125. Knowledge Holders
  126. Joe Jenkins
  127. David Holmgren
  128. Wendell Berry
  129. Albert Bates
  130. Carolyn Herriot
  131. Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski

  132. Markets
  133. Manson's Landing Farmer’s Market
  134. James Bay Farmers Market
  135. Spirit Square Farmers market

  136. Organizations
  137. LUSH Valley Food Action Society
  138. Fungi Perfecti
  139. Peace Seeds
  140. Polyface Farms
  141. The Land Institute
  142. Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable
  143. Young Agrarians
  144. Welland Legacy Park & Community Orchard
  145. The Non-GMO Project
  146. Sole Food Street Farms
  147. LocalHarvest
  148. Cornucopia Institute
  149. Alberni Valley Gleaning Project
  150. hOMegrown Living Foods
  151. Islands Organic Producers Association
  152. Merville Organics Growers Cooperative
  153. COABC-Certified Organic Associations of BC
  154. Salt Spring Abattoir Society
  155. Demeter USA
  156. Cowichan Green Community
  157. Sustainable Food Edmonton
  158. Kickstart international

  159. Standards
  160. Canadian Organic Standards

  161. Stores
  162. Peoples Food Coop
  163. Kootenay Co-op
  164. Ypsilanti Food Co-op
  165. Port Orford Community Co-op
  166. Minnesota Street Market
  167. Renaissance Community Co-op
  168. Gregg L. Friedman MD Organic Coop
  169. Salem Food Cooperative
  170. Green Tree Grocery
  171. Utah Co-op
  172. Ideal Green Market Cooperative
  173. Bread and Roses Food Cooperative
  174. City Foods Co-op
  175. Natural Living Organic Food Co-op
  176. People's Grocery Co-Op
  177. Valley Food Co-op
  178. Main Market Co-Op
  179. Citizens Co-op
  180. The Dill Pickle Co-op
  181. Rochester Good Food Co-op
  182. SLO Natural Foods Coop
  183. Lost River Market & Deli
  184. Harvest Co-op Markets
  185. Moonflower Community Cooperative
  186. Rochester People's Food Co-op
  187. Rainbow Grocery Co-op
  188. Arroyo Food Coop
  189. Portland Food Co-op
  190. Valley Co-op of Washington County
  191. Granary Food Co-op
  192. Sunset West Food Co-op
  193. GrassRoots Cooperative and Cafe
  194. Creekside Coop
  195. Pogue's Run Grocer
  196. Tacoma Food Co-operative
  197. Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op
  198. Yelm Food Co-op
  199. Fiddleheads Food Co-op
  200. Food Front Cooperative Grocery
  201. Park Slope Food Co-op
  202. New Leaf Market Co-Op
  203. Gardiner Food Co-op & Café
  204. Just Local Food Cooperative
  205. BriarPatch Co-op Natural Foods Community Market
  206. Co-op Market Grocery & Deli
  207. Spiral Natural Foods Co-op & Grocery
  208. NuWaters Co-op
  209. Breadroot Natural Foods Co-op
  210. Caju Food Coop
  211. Northwind Natural Foods Co-op
  212. Menomonie Market Food Co-op
  213. Placerville Natural Food Co-op
  214. Honest Weight Food Coop
  215. Barrels Community Market
  216. Chatham Real Food Market Co-op
  217. Sugar Beet Food Co-op
  218. New Orleans Food Co-op
  219. Vancouver Food Cooperative
  220. Natural Abundance Food Co-op
  221. Byron Bay Harvest
  222. Dubuque Food Co-op
  223. Sierra Vista Food Cooperative
  224. Berkshire Co-op Market
  225. Deep Roots Market
  226. Market Street Co-Op
  227. Mountain View Market
  228. Bisbee Food Co-op
  229. Pocatello Co-op
  230. Doylestown Food Co-op
  231. Hartland's Nutrition Connection Cooperative
  232. Boise Consumer Co-op
  233. Affiliated Food Co-op, Inc.
  234. Hanover Co-op: Lebanon
  235. Good Earth Market
  236. Oldfort Co-op
  237. Natural Foods Market & Buyers Co-op
  238. Basic Cooperative
  239. La Montanita Food Co-op: Gallup
  240. Mariposa Co-op
  241. Trinity United Church of Christ
  242. French Broad Food Co-op
  243. Kent Natural Foods Co-op
  244. Monroe Good Food Group
  245. East End Food Co-op
  246. Mixed Nuts
  247. Mountain People's Market
  248. Higher Ground
  249. Winnetoon Mall Co-op
  250. Castine Co-op
  251. Wholistic Food Options
  252. Greater Baker Food Co-op
  253. Valley Natural Foods Co-op
  254. Three Rivers Market
  255. Purple Porch Co-op
  256. Growers Market
  257. Pomme De Terre Food Co-op
  258. Cape Ann Food Co-op
  259. Food Conspiracy Co-op
  260. Wild Sage Natural Foods Cooperative
  261. Kokua Market Natural Foods Co-op
  262. Hillsdale Family Food Co-op
  263. Otherworld Food Co-op, Inc.
  264. Bethesda Co-op
  265. SE KS Buying Club
  266. Coos Head Food Co-op
  267. Syracuse Real Food Co-op
  268. Countryside Co-op
  269. The Cooperative Grocery (The CoG)
  270. Nutshell Co-op
  271. Natural Food Co-op
  272. Alternative Food Co-op
  273. Kresge Food Co-op
  274. Rabbit Run Buying Club
  275. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op
  276. Olympia Food Co-op
  277. Kissimmee Organic Co-op
  278. Order From Chaos Buying Club
  279. Mountain Community Co-op
  280. La Montanita Food Co-op: Santa Fe
  281. Wheatsville Food Co-op
  282. Plainfield Coop
  283. Crow Wing Food Co-op
  284. Ukiah Natural Foods
  285. Eats Natural Foods Co-op
  286. Summercorn Foods
  287. Puget Consumers' Co-op - West Seattle
  288. Rising Tide Co-op
  289. Viola Food Co-op
  290. Just Food Co-op
  291. City Market - Onion River Co-op
  292. Trillium Natural Foods Community Co-op
  293. HM!
  294. Neighborhood Natural Foods Coop
  295. Marquette Food Co-op
  296. Jersey City Food Co-Operative
  297. Potsdam Consumer Co-op
  298. Blue Springs Food Club
  299. Madison Market/Central Co-op
  300. Glut Food Co-op
  301. Duluth Whole Foods Co-op
  302. Healthy Foods Co-op
  303. Riverbend Market Cooperative
  304. Durango Natural Foods
  305. Colville North Country Co-op
  306. Sweet Grass Food Co-op
  307. Chico Natural Foods
  308. Touchstone Bakery
  309. Springfield Food Co-op
  310. Ozark Natural Foods Co-op
  311. Riverwest Co-op Grocery & Café
  312. River Market Community Co-op
  313. Jumplight Farms
  314. Willy Street Co-op
  315. Fresh Life Natural Food Coop
  316. Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op
  317. Co-opportunity Consumers Co-op
  318. Upstate Food Co-op
  319. Plum Creek Food Co-op
  320. Lakewinds Natural Foods
  321. Viroqua Food Cooperative
  322. West Orlando Healthy Families
  323. Flatbush Food Cooperative
  324. Puget Consumers' Co-op - Redmond
  325. Salal Cafe
  326. Bolinas Peoples Store
  327. Bloomingfoods Near West Side
  328. Iowa Food Cooperative
  329. Community Store Co-op
  330. Straddle Creek Food Co-op
  331. Otter Creek Food Co-op
  332. Chatam Marketplace
  333. Keller Texas Produce Co-op
  334. Karma Co-op
  335. Maple City Market
  336. North Coast Co-op, Eureka
  337. Maryland Food Co-op
  338. Hanover Co-op Food Store
  339. Lexington Co-operative Market
  340. Big Hollow Food Coop
  341. Bloomingfoods Market & Deli
  342. West Central Illinois Food Cooperative
  343. Harmony Food Co-op
  344. Common Ground Food Co-op
  345. Seminole Natural Foods
  346. Upper Valley Food Co-op
  347. Akron Cooperative Market
  348. Olympia Food Co-op - East
  349. Port Townsend Food Co-op
  350. Wintergreen Food Coop
  351. Weaver Street Market
  352. Puget Consumers' Co-op - Kirkland
  353. Happy Healthy Human Organic Produce Coop/Buying Club
  354. White River Co-op
  355. Valley Market
  356. Neighborhood Co-op Grocery
  357. Better Foods Co-op
  358. Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op
  359. People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo
  360. SDA Coop
  361. Amazing Grains Natural Food Market
  362. Huajatollas Food Co-op
  363. Chadron Natural Food Co-op
  364. Wild Oats Cooperative
  365. Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli
  366. Grain Train Natural Food Market
  367. Plainfield Cooperative Buying Club
  368. Crumb's Bakery
  369. Rainbow Health Foods
  370. Adamant Co-op
  371. Sussex County Food Co-op
  372. Jura Books Food Co-op
  373. Phoenix Earth Food Co-op
  374. Organic Alaska
  375. Sevananda Food Co-op
  376. North County Cooperative Grocery
  377. Farmer Dave's
  378. Linden Hills Food Co-op
  379. Everybody's Healthfood Market
  380. Puget Consumers' Co-op - Fremont
  381. Twin Pines Food Co-op - Thrift Shop- Kayak Club
  382. Common Market Co-op
  383. In Good Taste
  384. Belfast Co-op
  385. Blue Hill Co-op Community Market & Cafe
  386. Concord Cooperative Market
  387. Esperance Co-op
  388. Rainbow Whole Foods Co-op Grocery, Deli and Cafe
  389. Rainbow Gardens Co-op
  390. Northwoods Whole Foods Co-op
  391. Island City Food Co-op
  392. Other Avenues Community Food Store
  393. Rail City Market Co-op
  394. Haywood Road Market
  395. Know Your Farms (Distributor/Buying Club)
  396. Crozet Natural Foods
  397. Plattsburgh North Country Co-op
  398. Good Harvest Grocer
  399. Oak Center General Store Food Co-op
  400. Whole Earth Grocery
  401. Nature's Best Natural Food Co-op
  402. Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
  403. Oryana Food Cooperative
  404. Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op
  405. Federation of Ohio River Cooperatives
  406. Abundance Cooperative Market
  407. Little River Co-op
  408. Fare Share Cooperative
  409. Greener Living Co-op
  410. Life Grocery Natural Food Co-op & Café
  411. Alfalfa House Food Co-op
  412. Choice Foods Co-op
  413. New Pioneer Co-op
  414. Kandi Cupboard
  415. Western Praire Food Co-op
  416. Suny Binghamton Co-op
  417. City Center Market
  418. Erie Whole Foods Co-op
  419. Woodland Food Co-op
  420. Three Rivers Food Co-op's Natural Grocery
  421. Takoma Park Food Co-op
  422. Fulton County Food Co-op
  423. Green Fields Market
  424. Park Street Service Center
  425. High Plains Food Coop
  426. Hendersonville Community Co-op
  427. Naturally Good Food
  428. Oceana Natural Foods Co-op
  429. Natural Alternatives Food Co-op
  430. Cooley Farm
  431. Badger Town & Country Store
  432. Commonhealth Foods Co-op Outlet
  433. Hungry Hollow Co-op
  434. Outpost Natural Foods Co-op: Wauwatosa
  435. Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Co-op
  436. Isla Vista Food Co-op
  437. New Life Food Club
  438. Oneota Community Food Co-op
  439. The Food Coop
  440. Good Food Co-op
  441. Amazing Grains
  442. Harvest Food Co-op
  443. Davis Food Co-op
  444. Wedge Community Co-op
  445. Eastside Food Co-op
  446. Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market
  447. Open Harvest Natural Foods Co-op
  448. Puget Consumers' Co-op - Seward Park
  449. City Food Co-op (Buying Group of St. Louis)
  450. Rainbow Food Co-op
  451. Hampden Park Food Co-op
  452. Eat Local Eastport Co-op
  453. Puget Consumers' Co-op - Offices
  454. Organic Buying Club Metro Detroit
  455. Leverett Village Co-op
  456. Silver City Food Co-op
  457. Selene Whole Foods Co-op
  458. Good Food Store
  459. Santa Rosa Community Market & Café
  460. Riverside
  461. Main Street Market Whole Foods Co-op
  462. Prairieland Market
  463. Good Cheap Food
  464. Finland Cooperative
  465. Topeka Natural Food Coop
  466. Wooster Natural Foods
  467. Iron River Grocery Co-op
  468. Corners of the Mouth Natural Foods
  469. Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op
  470. Alberta Cooperative Grocery
  471. Fort Collins Food Co-op
  472. Organic Produce Buying Club of South Florida
  473. The Ark Buying Club
  474. College Street Bakery
  475. St.Peter Food Co-op & Deli
  476. Wild Rice Buying Club
  477. Yahara River Grocery Cooperative
  478. Community Co-op
  479. Buying Club
  480. Community Mercantile
  481. Durham Co-op Grocery
  482. Daily Groceries Food Co-op
  483. Natural Harvest Whole Food Co-op
  484. Ashland Food Co-op
  485. Moscow Food Co-op
  486. 4th Street Food Co-op
  487. People's Market
  488. West Michigan Co-op
  489. Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market
  490. Clear Creek Food Co-op
  491. The Co-op Natural Foods
  492. Swarthmore Co-op
  493. Greenbelt Consumer Cooperative
  494. George Street Co-op
  495. New Pioneer Bakehouse
  496. Hunger Mountain Co-op
  497. Good Earth Food Co-op
  498. First Alternative Natural Food Co-op
  499. Wheatsfield Cooperative Grocery
  500. People's Food Co-op & Café Verde
  501. Stevens Point Area Food Co-op
  502. Chequamegon Food Co-op
  503. Natural Bounty Buying Club
  504. Linden Hills Natural Home
  505. Midtown Food Coop
  506. Central City Co-op
  507. Light Foods Co-op
  508. Morningside Buying Club
  509. Essentials For Life
  510. Great Basin Community Food Coop
  511. North Coast Co-op, Arcata
  512. Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
  513. Quincy Natural Foods Co-op
  514. Puget Consumers' Co-op - View Ridge
  515. Rutland Area Food Co-op
  516. The Village Store Co-op
  517. Keweenaw Food Co-op
  518. 14 Carrots Natural Foods Co-op
  519. Bloomingfoods Downtown
  520. Putney Food Co-op
  521. Mega Pik N Save
  522. Fare Share Market
  523. Brattleboro Food Co-op
  524. Living Organics Buying Club
  525. Mountain People's Co-op
  526. Ever'man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe
  527. River Valley Market
  528. Takoma Park Silver Spring Coop
  529. Foothills Co-op
  530. Eastford Food Co-op Buying Club
  531. Wachusett Food Co-op
  532. Inman Feed Mill Food Coop
  533. Simple Times Farm Market & Buying Club
  534. Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op & Café
  535. Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op
  536. Oxford Hills Food Cooperative
  537. La Montanita Food Co-op: Valley
  538. Co-op Community Food Market
  539. Natural Foods Co-op/Market
  540. St. J. Food Co-op
  541. Mille Lacs Area Food Co-op
  542. Bluff Country Co-op
  543. La Montanita Food Co-op: Nob Hill
  544. Skagit Valley Food Co-op
  545. "Best of the Blessed" Healthy Food Co-op
  546. Natural Roads Food Co-op
  547. Ferry Food Co-op
  548. Good Foods Market & Café
  549. Sunseed Food Co-op, Inc.
  550. Puget Consumers' Co-op - Issaquah
  551. Weavers Way Cooperative Association
  552. High Falls Food Coop
  553. Cass Corridor Food Co-op
  554. Newark Natural Foods Cooperative
  555. Willimantic Food Co-op
  556. My Organic Food Club
  557. Sonoita Buying Club
  558. GreenStar Cooperative Market
  559. Portland People's Food Co-op
  560. River City Food Co-op
  561. Outpost Natural Foods Co-op
  562. East Lansing Food Co-op
  563. Rich Harvest
  564. Puget Consumers' Co-op - Greenlake
  565. Growing Tree Natural Foods
  566. Nature's Exchange
  567. Community Food Co-op
  568. Purple Dragon Co-op
  569. Organic Christians Buying Club/Food Co-op
  570. Camino / La Siembra Coop
  571. Organic Valley - Farmers Co-op
  572. Ecoessentials
  573. Naked Naturals Whole Foods

  574. Tools
  575. Alberni Valley Transition Town Society

  576. Websites
  577. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners association
  578. Coop Directory Service
  579. BC Farms & Food
  580. COG`s Guide to the Candian Organic Standards
  581. Growing with Nature
  582. BC Farms & Food: Guide to Farmers Markets
  583. Cortes Farmer’s Markets

    Farming & Gardening

    Best practices for sustainable agriculture

    Articles
  1. No-dig Gardening Basics from Deep Green Permaculture
  2. Hugelkultur gardening/rotting wood garden beds
  3. New and Notable Revisions to the Candian Organic Standards
  4. Fellowship of Biodynamic Preparation Makers
  5. Holistic Orchard Network Soil Health
  6. "The One Straw Revolution", Masanobu Fukuoka -Interviews

  7. Books
  8. "Secrets of the Soil"
  9. Mycellium Running

  10. Companys
  11. Love and Carrots
  12. Terra Flora Organics
  13. Resilient Seeds
  14. SeedWise
  15. Whaletown Garden Centre

  16. Directorys
  17. SOIL - Stewards of Irreplaceable Land -
  18. Soil Food Web Laboratory Technicians

  19. Farms
  20. Leda Organic Farm
  21. Hupacasath Farm
  22. Full Circle Seeds
  23. Apple Luscious Organic Orchard
  24. Valhalla Farms

  25. Groups
  26. BC Eco Seed Co-op

  27. Organizations
  28. Rodale Institute
  29. Demeter International
  30. Biodynamic Association
  31. Quantum Agriculture
  32. Organic Farmers Association
  33. City Folk Farm Folk
  34. C-Dar BiodynamicSociety
  35. Directory of Regional Biodynamic Groups
  36. IFOAM Organics International
  37. Régénération Canada
  38. Nurture in Nature

  39. Periodicals
  40. BC Organic Grower magazine
  41. Mother Earth News

  42. Products
  43. Farm Folk City Folk Magazine
  44. Growing Spaces - Geodesic Dome Greenhouse Kits

  45. Videos
  46. Auto Composter

  47. Websites
  48. Rhythm of Nature Biodynamic Planting Calendar
  49. Site Map for The GardenZone
  50. VI Pests, Pollinators and Beneficials

    Soil Building

    Enhancing and restoring the quality and health of soil

    Companys
  1. Organic Gardener's Pantry

  2. Organizations
  3. Regeneration Canada

    Food Storage and Preservation

    Storage and preservation of food for extended time after harvesting

    Books
  1. The Art of Fermentation
  2. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition

  3. Companys
  4. Excalibur Dehydrators

    Beekeeping

    Cultivating and caring for bees

    Articles
  1. Beekeeping for Beginners
  2. Extracts of Polypore Mushroom Mycelia Reduce Viruses in Honey Bees

  3. Books
  4. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

  5. Organizations
  6. Natural Beekeeping Trust
  7. Friends of the Bees

    Permaculture

    The design of human systems based on patterns found in nature

    Books
  1. Introduction to Permaculture
  2. RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future.

  3. Companys
  4. Earthlight Permaculture
  5. Permaculture Design Magazine
  6. Permacultureprinciples.com
  7. Hatchet & Seed
  8. AppleSeed Permaculture
  9. Eco-Sense

  10. Events
  11. Permaculture Design Course

  12. Organizations
  13. Permaculture Research Institute
  14. Permaculture Institute
  15. Plants For a Future Database

  16. Videos
  17. Permaculture and Sociocracy Working Together: Grow Engagement with Systems Design

  18. Websites
  19. Permies.com

    Biochar

    Building soil and sequestering carbon with charred wood

    Articles
  1. Biochar Fact Sheet

    Humanure

    The ancient art of safely transforming human waste into fertile garden soil with the help of aerobic bacteria.

    Articles
  1. Build Your Own DIY Composting Toilet Cheaply and Easily

  2. Books
  3. The Humanure Handbook
  4. Essential Composting Toilets
  5. Holy S--t: Managing Manure to Save Mankind

    Soil Biota Enhancment

    Optimizing soil health and productivity by cultivating symbiotic microorganisms

    Books
  1. Teaming With Microbes

  2. Companys
  3. Terra Flora Soilworks
  4. RootShoot Soils

  5. Organizations
  6. Environment Celebration Institute

    Seed Saving

    Saving, preserving and sharing seeds as an essential part of a sustainable local food system

    Farms
  1. Salt Spring Seeds

  2. Organizations
  3. Seed Savers Exchange
  4. Seed and Plant Sanctuary
  5. BC EcoSeed Co-op
  6. Organic Seed Alliance
  7. Open Source Seed Initiative
  8. SeedChange

  9. Websites
  10. Borrow Save Share

    Wildcrafting

    Harvesting wild plants for food or medicine

    Articles
  1. Ethical Wildcrafting

  2. Books
  3. Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants
  4. Pacific Northwest Medicine Making and Botanical Extract Guide

  5. Companys
  6. The School Of Forest Medicine

    Composting

    The transformation of organic "waste" into enhanced soil.

    Apps
  1. ShareWaste

  2. Articles
  3. Vermiculture (worm composting)
  4. EarthEasy Guide to Composting

    Community Gardens

    Places where many people can grow food together on the same piece of land

    Community Gardens
  1. Cedar Cottage Community Garden
  2. Laughing Willow Community Garden
  3. Hastings St Folk Garden
  4. Cottonwood Community Garden
  5. Millross Gardens on Main
  6. Jacob's Well #1 Garden
  7. Jacob's Well #2 Garden
  8. Davie Village Garden
  9. East Boulevard Allotment Plots
  10. Mole Hill Garden
  11. Cypress Community Garden
  12. Pandora Park Community Garden
  13. Maclean Housing Garden
  14. Woodland Park Community Garden
  15. Maple Community Garden
  16. Cedar Cottage Community Garden
  17. Elisabeth Rogers Community Garden
  18. 16 Oaks Garden
  19. Kitsilano Community Garden
  20. Sahalli Community Garden
  21. John McBride Community Garden
  22. Cedar Cottage Community Garden - Part 2
  23. Pine St. Community Orchard
  24. Dowtown Intercultural Gardeners Society (DIGS)
  25. Ladybug Garden
  26. Village on False Creek Garden
  27. MOBY Community Garden
  28. Robson Park Community Garden
  29. Wall Street Community Garden
  30. Pine St. Community Garden
  31. Robson Park Coop Garden
  32. Brewery Creek Community Garden
  33. Il Centro Community Garden (Beaconsfield Park)
  34. Nelson Park Community Garden
  35. Fraserlands Community Garden (Riverfront Park)
  36. Charleson Park Community Garden
  37. Cheyenne Community Garden
  38. City Hall Lawn Garden
  39. Dunbar and 41st Garden
  40. UP! Elgin community garden
  41. Farmers at 57th
  42. Stanley Park Community Garden
  43. Adanac Park Community Garden
  44. China Creek Housing Co-op Garden
  45. Urban Acres
  46. CROWS Point Community Garden
  47. Collingwood Community Gardens
  48. Mount Pleasant Community Garden
  49. Cambie Park Community Garden
  50. Dundee Community Garden
  51. Langara College Garden
  52. Hastings Community Centre Learning Garden
  53. Grandview Elementary Community Garden
  54. Creekside Community Recreation Centre Collaborative Garden
  55. China Creek Community Garden
  56. Kerrisdale Community Garden
  57. Means of Production Garden
  58. Pine Street Community Garden (6th and Fir Park)
  59. Community Alternatives Coop Community Garden
  60. Princess and Cordova Garden
  61. Tea Swamp Community Garden
  62. Garden of Eatin'
  63. Kingscrest Park Community Garden
  64. Killarney Garden
  65. The World in a Garden
  66. McSpadden Park Community Garden
  67. The Rise on Cambie
  68. SPEC Cambie Communal Garden
  69. Kaslo Gardens Community Vegetable Garden
  70. Matheson Heights Housing Coop Garden
  71. Kitsilano Community Centre Garden
  72. Atira Community Garden
  73. Grace Memorial Church Garden
  74. Bosman Hotel Garden
  75. Grandview Terrace Garden
  76. HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - 5th Avenue
  77. The James Garden & Social Community
  78. HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Venables St
  79. HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Euclid St
  80. Cedar Cottage Neighourhood House Edible Garden
  81. Vera Community Garden
  82. Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Community Garden
  83. Norquay Community Learning Orchard
  84. BC Seniors Living Assoc. Garden
  85. Tenth Church Garden
  86. Chilean Housing Coop Garden
  87. Chinatown Peace Church Garden
  88. Menno Simmons centre Garden
  89. Aberthau Garden Project
  90. City Hall expansion garden
  91. Grass Roots Community Garden
  92. Chester's Field Garden
  93. Deeper Roots Seniors Community Garden
  94. Our Lady of Sorrows Convent garden
  95. SPEC Rooftop Garden
  96. 15th Avenue Coop garden
  97. Marpole Family Place
  98. Church of the Good Sheppard garden
  99. Emma G Coop garden
  100. Mount Pleasant Demonstration Garden
  101. Champlain Place Community Garden
  102. Oppenheimer Park Medicine Wheel Garden
  103. South Vancouver Family Place 1 garden
  104. St. Augustines Anglican Church garden
  105. Kitsilano Christian Community Church garden
  106. Marpole Place expansion garden
  107. Let's Grow Together! Community Garden
  108. Lakeview United Church garden
  109. Cityview Baptist Church garden
  110. DTES Market location garden
  111. Chimo Terrace Youth Garden
  112. Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Garden 2
  113. Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Garden 1
  114. Kitsilano Neighbourhood House garden
  115. Moberley Cultural Herb Garden
  116. Hemlock Court garden
  117. Habitat Villa - Metro Housing garden
  118. Trillium Park North Artists Garden
  119. Brightside Home Foundation - King's Daughters garden
  120. Brightside Home Foundation - Wallace Wilson garden
  121. Copley Community Orchard
  122. SPEC Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden
  123. Still Creek Community Garden
  124. Kits Village Collaborative Garden

  125. Organizations
  126. Strathcona Community Garden
  127. Rooted for Life Garden
  128. Pender Community Garden

    Health & Wellness

    Integrative and holistic methods of maintaining and restoring optimal human health

    Articles
  1. Articles by Ryan Drum aka Fucus Man

  2. Books
  3. The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

  4. Companys
  5. School of Evolutionary Herbalism
  6. The Green Beaver
  7. Harmonic Arts
  8. Cascadia Folk Medicine
  9. Ecologic Dentistry
  10. Earth & Spirit
  11. Organic Chinese Herbs
  12. Cortes Creations

  13. Events
  14. 2019 Vancouver Island Herb Gathering

  15. Farms
  16. Fireweed Farm and Herb School
  17. Innisfree Farm

  18. Knowledge Holders
  19. Patch Adams
  20. Paul Farmer
  21. Bruce H. Lipton, PhD

  22. Organizations
  23. Herbalists without Borders
  24. Student Clinic | Pacific Rim College
  25. Victoria Health Cooperative
  26. International College of Integrative Medicine
  27. Nature Nurture Farmacy
  28. Cortes Family. Ca
  29. Heart Math Institute
  30. Cochrane

  31. Websites
  32. The Kind Life
  33. ConsumerLab.com
  34. EMF Protection: Natural Solutions - ElectricSense
  35. The EMF Safety Shop
  36. Learning Herbs
  37. A Warrior Curing Psoriasis Naturally

    Nutrition

    Getting the correct balance of foods for optimum health

    Organizations
  1. The Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology

    Vegetarianism

    Natural plant-based diet that avoids animal products

    Physical Exercise

    Optimizing health and well-being with a physically active lifestyle

    Books
  1. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  2. Born to Run

  3. Websites
  4. The New York Times Scientific 7-Minute Workout
  5. Fitness Blender

    Microbiome

    Maintaining balance with helpful and pathogenic bacteria

    Herbalism

    The study and practice of healing with medicinal plants

    Companys
  1. The Herbalist

  2. Websites

    Cleaning

    Methods and resources for cleaning without toxic chemicals

    Companys
  1. Dr. Bronner's All-One!
  2. Seventh Generation
  3. Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company

    Fermentation

    A time-tested method of preserving food which is delicious, energy efficient and maintains natural enzymes and nutrition

    Companys
  1. GT's Living Foods
  2. Pemberton Distillery

    Cardio Vascular Health

    Holistic heart health and preventative cardio medicine

    Companys
  1. Dr. Joel Kahn

  2. Organizations
  3. Heart MD Institute

    Sleep

    Getting enough sleep is a major contributor to good physical, emotional, and mental health

    Books
  1. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

  2. Tools
  3. Redshift

    Nutrition Based Dental Care

    Ways of preventing and curing tooth decay through diet and nutrition

    Companys
  1. Green Pastures

    Housing & Structures

    Efficient and responsible design, construction, and maintenance of buildings

    Apps
  1. Building Energy Optimization Tool

  2. Books
  3. A Pattern Language

  4. Companys
  5. Nudie Jeans
  6. Inhabitant Magazine
  7. The NeoHouse Institute
  8. EcoNest
  9. indinature

  10. Organizations
  11. Living Future Institute
  12. Yarrow Ecovillage
  13. Cortes Community Housing

  14. Videos
  15. A Home Building Revolution - The Harmless Home

  16. Websites
  17. Wikihouse
  18. Place Design principles

    Architecture

    Planning and design from home to village and city scale

    Articles
  1. Sustainable Housing – How to Enable Environmental Sustainability with Eco Living?

  2. Books
  3. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

  4. Companys
  5. Communitecture
  6. Earthship Biotecture

  7. Organizations
  8. Earthship DK

    Rooftop Gardening

    Utilizing the tops of buildings for green space

    Tempature Regulation

    Efficiently heating, cooling, and maintaining optimal temperature

    Thermal Insulation

    Conserving energy by reducing unhelpful transfer of heat

    Heating

    Non-polluting, ecologically responsible and efficient sources of heat

    Thermal Storage

    Systems for storing heat energy

    Cooling

    Efficient and ecologically responsible ways of reducing heat

    Lighting

    Optimal and efficient light sources

    Clothing

    Made with organic fibre or other sustainable materials

    Articles
  1. Why and How to Avoid Toxic Clothing by Dr. Mercola

  2. Companys
  3. Teemill Organic Clothing
  4. Patagonia
  5. Rawganique
  6. TOMS
  7. Still Eagle
  8. Movement Global
  9. Swedish Stockings
  10. Proclaim
  11. Synergy Organic Clothing
  12. Duckworth
  13. TreeSisters Organic Clothing

  14. Farms
  15. Inca Dinca Do - [CLOSED]

  16. Organizations
  17. Sustainable Apparel Coalition

  18. Products
  19. Darn Tough Socks
  20. Ravenhill Homestead
  21. Guthrie Farm
  22. Deerwood Angoras

    Materials & Manufacturing

    Responsible resource stewardship, manufacturing, and recycling

    Groups
  1. Vancouver Hack Space
  2. MakerLabs

  3. Local Experts
  4. That’s Awesome! Industrial & Creative Welding

  5. Organizations
  6. Responsible Minerals Initiative
  7. Cortes Forestry General Partnership
  8. Cortes Community Forest Cooperative

  9. Standards
  10. Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group

  11. Websites
  12. Global Village Construction Set

    Recycling

    Transforming previously used materials into new raw materials

    Organizations
  1. Cortes Island Free Store and Recycling Centre
  2. Ever Green Recycling Institute
  3. Recycling Council of British Columbia
  4. Shirts to Bags

  5. Tools
  6. ByFusion Blocker

    Forest Stewardship

    Sustainable management of forest ecosystems

    Textiles

    Ethical, sustainable, and local production of fibre and cloth

    Farms
  1. Crowing Hen Farm

  2. Groups
  3. Vancouver Island Fibershed

  4. Products
  5. Francis O Vineyard Wool

    3D Printing

    3D printers make it possible for DIY production of plastic, resin, and metal parts that, up until recently, were otherwise very difficult or expensive to create on a small scale

    Tools
  1. RepRap
  2. PLA filament

    Building Materials

    Sustainable building and construction materials

    Articles
  1. Inhabitat.com overview of alternatives to concrete

  2. Companys
  3. Just BioFiber

    DIY Machinery

    Leveling the playing field in favor of resilient small scale manufacturing

    Tools
  1. MechMate CNC Router - Build your own with our detailed plans

  2. Websites
  3. Instructables

    Technology

    The beneficial application of scientific knowledge through mechanical or information systems

    Books
  1. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

  2. Organizations
  3. Organization for Ethical Source
  4. Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology

  5. Websites
  6. Solar Cooking Wiki
  7. Appropriate Technology Library
  8. Stack Overflow

    Scientific Research Ethics

    Ethics and regulation of scientific research, experimentation, and technology

    Organizations
  1. Kids Right to Know

    Communications

    Face-to-face, storytelling, written, digital, social media, journalism, visual or performing arts — clear, honest and effective communication is an essential element of effective culture

    Apps
  1. Secure Scuttlebutt

  2. Companys
  3. FairPhone

    Spirituality & Faith

    Inspiration, Faith & Practice

    Books
  1. A Book of Uncommon Prayer by Brian Doyle

  2. Groups
  3. The Interfaith Amigos

  4. Knowledge Holders
  5. Desmond Tutu
  6. Lama Surya Das
  7. Joanna Macy
  8. John Lundin
  9. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
  10. David James Duncan
  11. Thích Nhất Hạnh
  12. Brian Doyle
  13. Matthew Fox
  14. Dr. Jim Antal, Rev.

  15. Organizations
  16. Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit
  17. Natural Dharma Fellowship
  18. United Religions Initiative
  19. Harvard Divinity School
  20. Sisters of the Earth
  21. San Francisco Interfaith Council
  22. Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
  23. Compassion Games
  24. Interfaith Community Sanctuary
  25. Center for Action and Contemplation
  26. Arsayian Foundation

    Ceremony

    Beneficially effective ceremonial gatherings and events

    Organizations
  1. Salish Sea Ecoretreats

    Interfaith Harmony

    Fostering understanding, harmony, and cooperation between religions

    Organizations
  1. Parliament of the World's Religions

    Meditation

    The practice of quieting the mind, body, and emotions

    Books
  1. Sit Illustrated: So, What's funny about meditation?

  2. Websites
  3. How to Meditate: Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation

    Transport

    Sustainable methods for moving people and things from place to place

    Groups
  1. Kootenay Carshare Cooperative
  2. Cowichan Valley's Local Biodiesel Provider

    Bicycling

    An efficient and sustainable method of human transport

    Companys
  1. Bike Friday

  2. Organizations
  3. The Hub Community Bike Shop

    Sailing

    Wind powered vessels can efficiently transport people and goods with zero energy inputs

    Electric Vehicles

    Considered to be a more sustainable method of transport powered by electricity rather than fossil fuel

    Companys
  1. Tesla, Inc.

    Water

    Harmonious ways of gathering, using, purifying, conserving and caring for water

    Companys
  1. Klean Kanteen
  2. Rewilding Water & Earth Inc.
  3. Aquarian Systems
  4. Rainwater Harvesting

  5. Organizations
  6. Sea Smart School Society
  7. Project Watershed
  8. Water.org

  9. Websites
  10. Blue Planet Links
  11. Wetland Restoration and Training Resources

    Rainwater Collection

    Collecting and storing rain

    Water Purification

    Removing harmful chemicals and organisms from water