There is a lot of information out there on the internet, but not all of it is accurate. I'm going to list the sites that I trust. These are be places where I think we can learn about living more gently and joyously on our planet.
The first person I want to tell you about is my wonderful friend, Denise Cerreta, the founder of One World Everybody Eats Cafe and the One World Everybody Eats Foundation. Denise's vision of ending world hunger has spread across the country, and, indeed, the rest of the world. She is the one who planted the idea in my head for Potager's pricing policy. She is an inspiration to so many people, showing what one "small" person can do if they are willing to try something a bit different from what Corporate America tells us is the only way to do things.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties. The company has become a tool to promote and preserve our agricultural and culinary heritage.
The Cornucopia Institute, through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, provides needed information to family farmers, consumers and other stakeholders in the good food movement and to the media. They support economic justice for the family-scale farming community – partnered with consumers – backing ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.
Find out what is happening in our own local food world. This is quality stuff, produced by people who care.
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA)
Protecting our small farmers and ranchers from heavy-handed Corporate America meddling and Governmental Officiousness.
The movie that caught the attention of millions, and sent a shockwave of realization about where most of our food is coming from. Check out their website for lots of inspirational information.
Food and Water Watch
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. They have a wonderful website, full of lots of links to learn even more.
This is an interesting website focusing on issues and events that support an enjoyable, more natural way of living.
Kitchen Gardeners International
What's the best way to know where your food comes from? Grow it yourself!! This is a wonderful website that will help you do that.
Lucy has been my gardening guru and one of my dearest friends ever since I first moved to Arlington over 20 years ago. Check out her website for the only local organic gardening advice you will ever need.
Organic Consumers Association (OCA)
The OCA is a grassroots organization, tirelessly fighting for the things so close to our hearts. Check out their website for information about such topics as industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, Fair Trade, sustainability .... There are so many topics that cause us concern, so you can choose the ones most important to you and learn more.
Our oceans are in trouble, and every year species of fish go extinct because of over-fishing or habitat destruction. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Their website has recommendations about which seafood items are "Best Choices," "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid."
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
The 3/50 Project
Saving the Bricks and Mortar (= the small, independent businesses) this Nation was built on!