Resources

Local Groups

List of community gardens in Waterloo Region

Community Garden Council

Waterloo Region Food Systems Roundtable

Worm Composting Canada Anything and everything you need to know about worms and how to use them in your composting facility. This local business also sells worms by the pound. Mm-mm!

AW@L

FarmStart

KW Weavers & Spinners Guild

Little City Farm: Eco Bed & Breakfast

Everdale Organic farm and environmental learning centre.

Bailey's Local Foods

Fertile Ground CSA

Sustainable Cycles

The Natural Building Institute of Ontario

Seed/Plant Distributors

Urban Harvest

The Cottage Gardener

Seeds of Diversity A Canadian organization that seeks to conserve and promote the biodiversity and traditional knowledge of food crops and garden plants.

Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds

Acorus Restoration

Flourishing Farms

Fungi Perfecti

Grimo Nut Nursery

Bert Dunn Grapes

Wildflower Farm Sustainable landscape solutions.

The Urban Farmer Lots of information on no-till gardening, forest gardening, and having an urban permaculture landscape.

C.R.A.F.T. Ontario Farmer training information and opportunities in Ontario.

Homeless Garden Project

Websites

Sharing Backyards One of the biggest barriers to growing food in the city is access to land - despite the fact that many yards, lawns, and backyards have plenty of room to spare. Sharing Backyards links people with unused yard space with those looking for a place to grow food.

SPIN Farming Small Plot Intensive Farming is a style of urban market farming where farmers utilizes the backyards of those within their area to produce their income.

Canadian Organic Growers

WWOOF World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

North American Fruit Explorers

Seed Savers Exchange

Cornell Waste Management Institute Endless information on composting.

Society of Ontario Nut Growers

Plants for a Future is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses. We practise vegan-organic permaculture with emphasis on creating an ecologically sustainable environment based largely on perennial plants

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Plant Hardiness Zones Canada]

City Farmer Tons of information on everything about urban homesteading.

Urban Edibles Oregon A cooperative network of foragers who maintain a database of where food plants can be located in Portland, Oregon.

Permaculture Research Institute

Videos

Money as Debt

Digital Coin Suggested alternative currency to the fiat system.

Books

Ecological Gardening by Marjorie Harris

How To Grow More Vegetables Biointensive agriculture method by John Jeavons

Cultivating an Edible Landscape by Robert Hart

Urban Agriculture Book

Permaculture Principles by David Holmgren

Life After the Oil Crash Tips on self-sufficiency without an oil based economy or life-way.

The City People's Book of Raising Food

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