Spring Resources (Publications/Web Sites)
A Time to Act , a report from the USDA National Commission on Small Farms to Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman. Cost: Free. Contact: Small Farm Center, University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616-8699; phone (530) 752-8136; fax (530) 752-7716.
Organic Soil Amendments and Fertilizers,UC publication # 21505, includes a glossary of relevant technical and legal terms. Cost: $5. Contact: University of California, DANR Communication Services, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239; phone (800) 994-8849; fax (510) 643-5470.
Organic '92: Proceedings of the Organic Farming Symposium, UC publication # 3356, contains 49 papers based on scientific research. Cost: $15. Contact: Small Farm Center; University of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616-8699; phone (530) 752-8136; fax (530) 752-7716.
Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
An independent, nonprofit organization providing research analysis and policy guidance on sustainable agriculture.
Alternative Farming System Information Center
Specializes in locating and accessing information related to alternative cropping systems.
Sustainable Farming Connection
Organic farming and marketing groups and other web resources for organic growers.