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Since so many farmgirls have written asking for guidance and advice, we have put together a list of Farmgirl Resources to help them with information. We will keep updating it as we go, and we welcome hearing about the websites and resources you have found helpful as well.

Online Organic News and Farming Resources:

Farmland Trust –

Acres USA –

Sustainable Agriculture Resources (SARE) –

Sustainable Agriculture (ATTRA) –

Organic Consumers Association (OCA) –

MOSES in WI, and other organizations like it in your area –

PCEI in Moscow, ID and other organizations like it in your area –

Rural Roots in ID, and other organizations like it in your area –

Raising Chickens –

Urban Homestead –

Farming Classes –

Alternatives to Pesticides –

Center for Rural Affairs –

Organic Seed Alliance –

Solar Greenhouse, Vision, & Inspiration –

Center for Food Safety –

Gardener’s Supply –

Rodale Institute –

Farm Resources –

American Solar Energy Society –

Cooperative Games & Child and Nature –

Old-fashioned Farm Supplies –

Sense & Sensibility Old-fashioned patterns –

Planet Bed and Breakfast – a bed and breakfast directory assembled by actual B&B owners (over 250 to be exact!).

Windhorse Farm – The Windhorse residential community offers various opportunities for others to enjoy and learn at the farm: custom-designed work/study contracts, tours, Open Farm Days, seasonal celebrations, educational programs, including guest cabins for up to 16 people.

Local Resources:

Meeting local organic farmers through Farmers’ Markets, natural food stores’ produce department managers, Master Gardener Programs, many universities’ agricultural departments, and local USDA offices, which can tell you what crops grow well in your area.

Local Organic Farms –

Eat Local, Eat Organic –

Magazines & websites:

Countryside –

Mother Earth News –

Small Farmers Journal –

Farmland Trust –

Business Help for Women:

Small Business Assn.

Nonprofit / Grant Writing Tips –

USDA Grants –

National Assn of Women Business Owners –


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