Reference Links

Here are some links to information on anything that seems relevant to the issues we face today.

The orignal organic farmers… (after all the people before there were chemicals, hmmm… maybe: The Original Modern Organic Farmers?) BTW check out the Farming systems trial! Its amazing!

Research

International Panel on Climate Change findings for 2013 and 2014. There is a well written summary on the findings and conclusions derived from these by some of the top scientists in the world.

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/

United Nations Environmental Programme

www.unep.com, http://www.unep.org/dewa/Assessments/Ecosystems/IAASTD/tabid/105853/Default.aspx

Reading List

Cows Save the Planet and other improbable ways of restoring soil to heal the earth  by Judith Schwartz

This is a wonderful book on the impacts of soil restoration on our climate and environment.  http://www.judithdschwartz.com/

The Soul of Soil by Grace Gershuny and Joe Smillie

An great resource book on soil building and function.

Farmacology by Daphne Miller M.D.

This book is a very informative discussion on the links between farm systems and health.

Getting the Most from Your Garden By the Editors of Organic Gardening Magazine

The comprehensive bible for companion planting, interplanting and intensive growing practices.