January 11, 2018. The following is a list of websites which may be of interest. Sometimes the link will not work by clicking on here and you will have to type the web address into your search and go from there.
http://www.sweetendeavours.com/ This is the blogging website of Kari Bishop, good friend, beekeeper, and great writer. Look through the archives. Lots of excellent pictures and thoughtful writing. The blog on 8/8/2017 is: “seven reasons why we love our csa ( a love letter to devon acres organic farm )” Thank you Kari !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community-supported_agriculture The Wikipedia entry for Community Supported Agriculture , CSA, which has a lot of very useful information.
http://www.rosedeneacres.ca This is the website of our friends Alison and Larry Moore near St. Annes in the Niagara Peninsula. They have naturally raised and grass fed beef and are one of only a handful of Kerry cattle breeders in Canada.
http://www.roseranchjones.com This is the site of our friend Vicki (and the late Donald) Rose near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Vicki raises and sells grass fed beef and is trying various alternative organic crops.
http://www.reimervineyards.com This is the site of our friends Sue and Art Reimer and their organic vineyard and winery near Niagara-on-the-lake. One of only four or five organic wineries in the area, Art makes several really fine wines.
The following are some organizations and institutions that are involved in many aspects of sustainable agriculture.
http://www.seeds.ca/en.php SEEDS of DIVERSITY CANADA; conserving biodiversity and traditional knowledge of food crops and garden plants. The seed saving organization.
www.rarebreedscanada.org Heritage Livestock Canada; the organization in Canada which promotes the preservation and increase of rare and minor breeds of domestic livestock and poultry.
http://www.cog.ca This is the website of Canadian Organic Growers, an organization devoted to many aspects of organic agriculture in Canada.
http://biodynamics.on.ca The website of the Society for Bio-dynamic Farming and Gardening in Ontario.
http://www.guelphorganicconf.ca This is the website for the annual organic conference held at the end of January. Lots of contacts there.
http://www.damseeds.com The website of William Dam Seeds of Dundas, where we purchase most of our seeds. Highly recommended.
http://www.efao.ca The website of Ecological Farmers association of Ontario.
Some other websites that have a lot of useful information
http://www.ifoam.org The International Asssociation of Organic Agricultural Movements.
https://attra.ncat.org This is a U.S. progam of the National Centre for Appropriate Technology.
http://www.rodaleinstitute.org The website of the Rodale Institute, a leading researcher in, and advocate for, organic agriculture.
http://www.campaignforrealfarming.org This is a website which features the author Colin Tudge in the UK and the College For Enlightened Agriculture and though it is the UK there are a lot of good ideas here.
http://www.cd3wd.com This website has a large amount of very useful information for the small organic farmer. The site is designed mainly to inform farmers in Africa, India, Southeast Asia and similar. I’ve been looking at #1 of the top 11 most popular pages/subsystems, “Browse cd3wd”, click on it then go from there.