Suppliers and sources of useful information

Links

Agroforestry Research Trust
Information and supplies of fruit trees and other crops
www.agroforestry.co.uk

Biodynamic Agriculture Association
For information on biodynamic farming, a form of organic agriculture based on the holistic approach developed by Rudolf Steiner
www.biodynamic.org.uk

Corn Sex
For a brilliant description of how maize (the first crop to be hybridized, in the 1920s) pollinates and how plant reproduction has been manipulated to serve the global food system, see The Omnivore's  Dilemma: the search for a perfect meal in a fast food world, by Michael Pollan (Bloomsbury, 2006)

Eco-logic Books
Mail order specialist inbooks that provide practical solutions to environmental problems
www.eco-logicbooks.com

Fatal Harvest
Essays on food by more than 30 authors, subtitled 'The tragedy of industrial agriculture'
www.fatalharvest.org

Future Foods
Portal to a selection of heritage seed suppliers
www.futurefoods.com

Garden Organic
(formerly HDRA): Researches and promotes organic growing. Good fact sheets, especially on compost making, and runs the Heritage Seed Library (see below)
www.gardenorganic.org.uk

HDRA (Henry Doubleday Research Association)
Now called Garden Organic, see above.

Heritage Seed Library
Preserves seeds of disappearing vegetable varieties and makes them available to growers. Annual membership (£20) includes six sets of seeds from the 200 open-pollinated varieties in the catalogue. Also runs informal seed swap between members
www.gardenorganic.org.uk/hsl/index.php

Kokopelli Association
(formerly Terredesemences): French biodiversity organization, supplies organic seeds
www.kokopelli-seeds.com

Livingsoil
Supplier of probiotic-based garden products, including kitchen waste composting
www.livingsoil.co.uk

Low-Impact Living Initiative (LILI)
Non-profit organization to help people reduce their impact on the environment, including by organic gardening.
www.lowimpact.org

Organic Gardening
Monthly magazine for organics
www.organicgardeningmagazine.co.uk

Plants for a Future
Vegan-organic-permaculture resource centre on edible, incredible and medicinal plants
www.pfaf.org

Primal Seeds
Network to actively engage in protecting biodiversity, especially the seed supply, and resist 'industrial biopiracy'
www.primalseeds.org

Real Seeds
Mail order seed catalogue selling only open-pollinated varieties. Mine of information on seed collecting and growing
www.realseeds.co.uk

Seedsavers Exchange
US based organization that has been seed swapping since 1975.
www.seedsavers.org

Seeds by Size
Mail order vegetable seeds from intriguingly crowded lists
www.seeds-by-size.com/vhtoc98.htm

Seed Swaps
About.com has a useful section on seedswaps, listing networks of seed swappers worldwide
http://gardening.about.com/od/gardenprimer/a/SeedSwap.htm

Thomas Etty
Supplier of heritage veg seeds of wondrous variety
www.thomasetty.co.uk

The Windowbox Allotment
A blog/ how to guide to growing vegetables and herbs when all you have is a windowbox
www.windowallotment.co.uk

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