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Read this article (2000) written by Miguel A. Altieri of the University of California, Berkley to better understand the principles and strategies for designing sustainable farming systems.
This report (1997) gives an overview of sustainable agriculture. It compares various definitions and dispels some myths. Issues related to implementing sustainable agriculture are discussed. A list of institutions (mainly in Kansas) that support sustainable agriculture is provided.
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE’s) Free Book, The New American Farmer, 2nd Edition, profiles sustainable agricultural innovations across the United States by featuring more that 60 successful farmers and ranchers. Educators can use this book to reference successful case studies and context specific initiatives in sustainable agriculture.
From John Hopkins University, explore these resources connecting healthy eating and sustainability. The link for the JHSPH Open Courseware project connects to lecture materials and other resources on Food Production, Public Health and the Environment as well as a case study in Baltimore. The Eating for the Future Program integrates scientific evidence to guide its technical assistance and leadership support in efforts to increase community food security, promote eat-local activities, and encourages the development of relationships among local and regional food and nutrition organizations. View this website’s Education and Resources offerings for additional information.
The Center is best known for its pioneering work with K12 integrating ecological principles and sustainability into school curricula and working with schools gardens and food systems. The Center for Ecoliteracy offers online learning activities; teaching guides; professional development seminars; books and more. Although geared to K12 some of the materials are very useful for adult audiences.
Find free high school curricula in sustainable agriculture here that you can adapt to college courses. The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences – part of the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. The Center organizes training events for agricultural professionals and plays a lead role in the development of sustainable agriculture curriculum materials for high school students.
Growing Home provides transitional employment and training for individuals in Chicago facing multiple barriers to securing permanent and unsubsidized employment through a social enterprise business based on organic agriculture.
The USDA’s Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program provides the major funding source for community-based food and agriculture projects nationwide. This program is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Funding available for private non-profits.
View the list of Guidebooks and Reports from the Community Food Security Coalition for use in building community food security.
The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) website provides information on technologies and sustainable agriculture systems. It is a national, public-private partnership that envisions agriculture using environmentally beneficial and economically viable natural resource systems. It provides a diversity of views. See their industry partners for context of perspectives and use their “Find Information” page for resources and initiatives: (http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/CTIC%20HOME/FIND%20INFORMATION/)
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