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  1. The USDA defines organic agriculture as “a production system that is managed to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.” More specifically, organic...
  2. Key Resource 2009-01-01 Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life-not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy...
  3. Session: With increasing threat of climate crisis, soil loss, and continued economic challenges to farmers, building extremely robust and healthy soils provides the whole systems approach that is affordable and immediately available to all farmers. At its premise it is biologically based using...
  4. 1998-01-01 13 pages, tables
  5. 1994-01-01 159 pages
  6. 1991-01-01 134 pages, illustrated
  7. 2010-01-01 This University of California, Santa Cruz, notebook contains many resources for instructors on organic farming and gardening. multiple numbered sections, illustrations
  8. 1992-01-01 This booklet contains cost-benfit researchon Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) explaining the concept of organic agriculture systems. 208 pages, photos
  9. 2015-01-01 Part of the NOFA Guides. Includes information on: Lessons from systems science (including tools) Assessing the whole farm (what are we managing? the people, physical and mental assets, money) Understanding the farm ecosystems (the water and mineral cycles, dynamics of the biological community,...
  10. 2001-01-01 39 pages, illustrated