Green Resources - Food

Are you looking for information about our health regarding food such as toxic pesticides in crops, excessive antibiotics in animal agriculture? Are you wondering how to make healthy sustainable food choices and where to buy fresh produce in our community? These resources provide this information and more.

American Community Gardening Association (ACGA)

The mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.

Heifer International

Heifer International is a global nonprofit with the goal of ending poverty and hunger in a sustainable fashion. Established in 1944, Heifer International gives out gifts of livestock, seeds and trees and extensive training to those in need. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, Heifer International has helped more than 13.6 million families (71 million people) in more than 125 countries.

Local Harvest

The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. This is known as local harvest. Use this website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Want to support this great web site? Shop in their catalog for things you can't find locally!

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Called “one of the nation’s most powerful environmental groups” by The New York Times, NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group. Although there are numerous valuable topics on their site, this will take you to information about food.

Project Green Fork

Project Green Fork contributes to a sustainable Mid-South by helping reduce environmental impacts, with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants. On the website, you will find many participating restaurants that have been certified by Project Green Fork.

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening is a simple system that adapts to all levels of experience, physical abilities, and geographical locations. Grow all you want and need in only 20% of the space of a conventional row garden. Save time, water, work and money!

Sustainable Table

Sustainable Table was founded by Diane Hatz and developed by the nonprofit organization GRACE. Sustainable Table was launched in 2003 to educate consumers about issues surrounding the food supply and to encourage individuals to switch to healthier, more sustainable eating habits.

The Land Institute

The Land Institute has worked for over 30 years on the problem of agriculture. Our purpose is to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops.