Gardening and Farming
Acres U.S.A. is North America's oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming. For 35 years, Acres U.S.A. has brought readers the latest techniques for growing bountiful crops and healthy livestock without bizarre chemical shortcuts, helping farmers feed the nation's growing appetite for clean, nutritious food and make a profit while they're at it. Most of the content in Acres U.S.A is written by people who practice what they preach—farmers, consultants, vets, and researchers with years of experience in the science of sustainable farming. Articles typically don't spend a lot of time on theory; instead you'll find practical, hands-on information you can immediately put to work on your farm or garden.
Phone : 800-355-5313 | Website: acresusa.com
Blue Stem provides certified organic feed for:
- Dairy cows
They will customize your ration (e.g., soy free, whole grains, or complete feeds) and help source any part of a ration you are having difficulty locating. All completed feeds are certified organic with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and USDA Organic.
Phone : 515-832-2992 | Website : bluestemorganic.com
Countryside Natural Products sells certified organic products for soil, plant, and animal health. Whether you're raising livestock, poultry, fruits and vegetables, or an attractive lawn, Countryside provides the natural products necessary for optimal growth. They also carry an extensive inventory of organic grains and feeds as well as premium dog and cat foods. With over 30 years of experience with many of the products they sell, Countryside can help you select the right products for whatever you are growing.
Phone : 888-699-7088 | Website: countrysidenatural.com
Healthy Land, Healthy Cows
"Real" Organic Farms
The Cornucopia Institute is dedicated to economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Through research, advocacy, and economic development, they work to empower farmers both politically and through marketplace initiatives. The institute's Organic Integrity Project acts as a corporate watchdog, assuring that no compromises are made to the credibility of organic farming methods and the food it produces in the pursuit of profit.
The institute vows to "actively resist regulatory rollbacks and the weakening of organic standards to protect and maintain consumer confidence in the organic food label."
Phone: 608-625-2042 | Website: cornucopia.org
From 1990 to 1996, the Garden Path Centre was a plant nursery and display garden advocating organic gardening, greater food self-sufficiency, and seed saving. The nursery then closed in 2006 so that the center could focus on the production of its line of seeds, Seeds of Victoria (certified organic IOPA 1406), as well as educational books and programs that support the "grow your own food" movement.
In 2009, the Garden Path become an educational center offering events, demonstrations, and workshops presented by local experts and educators.
Phone: 250-881-1555 | Website: earthfuture.com/gardenpath