Taking its name from the organic matter that farmers use as an alternative to synthetic fertilizers, organic farmers take a holistic, principled approach that respects and harnesses the power of natural processes to build positive health across the ecology of the farm.
Organic farming methods offer the best, currently available, practical model for addressing climate-friendly food production.
This is because it is less dependent on oil-based fertilizers and pesticides and confers resilience in the face of climatic extremes. It also stores higher levels of carbon in the soil, and as a result if organic farming was common practice we could offset at least 23% of agriculture's current greenhouse emissions.
Washington State Department Of Agriculture Organic Program www.agr.wa.govCalifornia Department Of Agriculture Organic Program www.cdfa.ca.govOrganic Trade Association www.ota.comLIVE NEWS www.grist.orgAtlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) www.acornorganic.orgUSDA National Organic Program www.ams.usda.govNational Sustainable Agriculture Information Service www.attra.orgSkafs PhotogalleryGas Calculator