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Sustainable Agriculture

A sustainable farm is a successful farm. Let's explore ways to put back into the earth what you take out and how to minimize your farm's impact on the environment.

Learn About Biodynamic Farming
Biodynamic farming, or biodynamic agriculture, is a method of farming that is sustainable and, some say, was the first modern ecological farming method. Learn how to apply biodynamic principles to your small farm or homestead.

Bartering to Get What You Need and Want for Your Farm and Homestead
Bartering for what you need with products from your small farm or homestead can be beneficial and great fun, too! Learn what you need to get started trading or bartering goods and services.

Learn About the Biodynamic Preparations
Biodynamic farming, or biodynamic agriculture, is a method of farming that is sustainable and, some say, was the first modern ecological farming method. Learn about the biodynamic preparations that you can use to enhance soil fertility on your small farm or homestead.

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?
You may have seen the term "sustainable agriculture," but what does it mean? I'll define and explain it.

How to Make Biodynamic Compost
Learn how to make biodynamic compost preparations and use them to enhance your biodynamic compost.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
This organization offers a wealth of information and resources on sustainable agriculture - as well as grants for farmers. There's a whole section here for farmers and producers, including helpful publications such as Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses.

ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Funded under a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service is a great resource for information on field crops, soils and compost, farm energy, organic farming, livestock and more.

Permaculture Institute
Just learning what permaculture is? Stop in here and soak up key concepts and learn about demonstration projects, learning sites and courses.

Slow Food USA
The Slow Food movement emphasizes sustainable practices in growing food and feeding people. It's a great place to learn more about sustainable food production. Here you can find information on endangered heirloom varieties of livestock and food you might want to grow in the Slow Food Ark of Taste.

What is Permaculture?
Learn what permaculture is and some tips for beginning your own permaculture design on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Peecycling - Urine as Fertilizer
Using urine to fertilize fields is a new idea that could be very cost- and resource-efficient. Learn how to do it so you can experiment with peecycling on your small farm, hobby farm or homestead.

Tips for Surviving Spring on the Small Farm
Tips for getting through the hectic spring season on a small farm, hobby farm, or homestead.

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