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Agriculture Sustainability & History

Sustainable Agriculture Agriculture History
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Sustainable Agriculture:

Regeneration International - pasture cropping
Australia - pasture cropping
Trees Forever - non-profit planting trees in the Midwest
Savanna Institute - Promotes agroforestry in the midwest
Allan Savory at Tufts University
Quivira Coalition Conference - Dr. Miguel Altieri
Cornell University - excellent series showing integrated farming practices
Joel Salatin - soil biology
eOrganic - agricultural trends
RUAF - urban agriculture
Toby Hemenway - the horticultural society
Homestead and Farm Resiliency
Permaculture in Practice
Resilience.org
Australian Organic Farms Tour
Isreali Agriculture
Land Institute
Perennial grains
Univ Chicago - Climate change yield affect

One of the main factors of sustainability is to reduce input costs to a minimum. Then risk is also minimized. Profit margins can be increased if input costs do not consistantly pay for themselves. Yield may be reduced, but long term sustainability can be increased.

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Agriculture History:


Michael Pollan - Deep Agriculture at Long Now Foundation
Sumarian description of the origins of agriculture
Evolution of agriculture - grains domesticated us
Mysterious origins of corn
Mysterious origins of spelt
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