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Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use

The New Farm is a production of The Rodale Institute and their web site is excellent. The focus is on organics and the site profiles productive, sustainable agriculture efforts.

New England Small Farm Institute - A non-profit corporation founded in 1977 to promote the increased and sustainable use of the region’s agricultural resources and functioning as an advisory and advocacy group for New England’s small farms.

University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture – dedicated to fostering an understanding of agricultural issues that lead to personal, institutional, and community decisions that encourage farming in Vermont.

Seeds of Solidarity Education Center – “Cultivate Hope, Educate for Change”. Located in Orange Massachusetts, this grassroots, non-profit organization offers energized, tangible experiences for young folks to grow their own food and find out more about alternative fuels through their SOL Patrol Initiative. Creative and worthwhile.Rural Vermont Logo

Rural Vermont is a nonprofit farm advocacy group that represents those who are opposed to corporate industrial agriculture. An important, relevant, grassroots, and productive organization working on a statewide level for Vermont.


United Plant Savers - A non-profit education cooperation dedeicated to preserving native medicinal plants.

NOFA Vermont is a non-profit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.

Renewable Energy and Biofuels -

Vermont Wind Energy - Information on both utility scale wind farms and home-sized turbines, Vermont’s tremendous wind energy resources, the issues facing wind energy development in Vermont, and the latest news about Vermont’s wind energy politics and installations.


Solarfest - Solar and renewable energy information through music, art and hands-on demonstrations. Definitely an event worth attending! Find out more by visiting their web site

CET Solar Store - Located in Cavendish Vermont, this innovative business has all kinds of nifty supplies for living off the grid and the folks who run the place are informed and experienced. Check them out!

Biodiesel America - This is Josh Ticknell’s site. Well-known for his book “From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank” and his cross country jaunt in the veggie van, Josh Ticknell has been instrumental in popularizing fuel from vegetable oil.

PV Power Resource Site - An informative site with great ideas and insights on renewable energy.

Pacific Biodiesel - This site offers large scale processing equipment and good links to academic and government biofuel interests.

The Solar Bus - Based out of Richmond, Vermont, this nifty bus tours around promoting solar energy and biodiesel fuels. The site has a good discussion board for things like how to acquire biodiesel, how to challenge the current political regime, how to travel cross-country in a big bus, that type of thing!

Dog River Alternative Fuels - Vermont-based manufacturer of biofuels. Nice, clear and compelling site. Good links page.

Centre for Alternative Technology - Get an international view! – The Center for Alternative Technology’s web site is intense and full of opportunity.

REAL GOODS is a powerhouse of information about renewable energy products and installations.

The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology- The mission of the CCAT residents is to demonstrate technologies which contribute to a healthy environment, to examine the ethical and social consequences of the use of technology...A good overall information clearhouse for alt tech.

Chelsea Green Publishers

Other Great Sites

Vermont Soapworks is dedicated to producing the finest and most moisturizing bar and liquid soaps possible. They have an organically certified factory in Middlebury Vermont where their factory outlet and soap museum is an adventure in itself.

Nomadics Tipi Makers - Looking for a great tipi? – We ordered ours from Nomadics Tipi Makers and were very, very happy with the experience and with the beautifully constructed canvas. “Our teepee making is self-styled and integrates our love of the wilderness with rural life and the demands of teepee making. Our workshop is hidden in the quiet seclusion of the forest at the base of the Three Sisters Wilderness Area and our tipis are sewn by local residents in their own homes. We made all leather tipis for Kevin Costner's movie "Dances With Wolves" and Tom Cruise's "The Last Samurai".

Green Products Alliance - A unique consortium of small natural products manufacturers who are REALLY committed to quality natural body care products

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