The Robyn Van En Center for Community Supported Agriculture (http://
www.csacenter.org) provides a great deal of information on CSAs, including
a national listing of active farms. Its focus is the northeastern United States
for information on technical assistance, but general links on CSAs are useful,
regardless of location.
The Rodale Institute was founded in the 1930s when J. I. Rodale began
farming sustainably in rural Pennsylvania, with the notion that the key
to healthy crops was healthy soil. Rodale, his son, and his grandson built
what is now a world-renowned research center and publisher for organic,
health-related information. TheirWeb site (http://www.rodaleinstitute.org)
provides information on their field trials, magazines, and other resources.
Organic Gardening has become an important magazine for small-scale or-
ganic producers, and The New Farm is an up-and-coming magazine with a
great deal of potential. Organic Style is their trendy magazine, which deals
secondarily with agriculture.
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The Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org) includes
60,000 concerned citizens and scientists across the country. It seeks to
protect the environment by joining scientific analysis and citizen advocacy.
UCS works to be a “powerful voice for change” with interest in the risks of
genetically engineered crops and the misuse of antibiotics in livestock.
O RGANIC FARMING EXCHANGE ORGANIZATIONS
Th ose people seeking “Educational Exchanges in Sustainability” can go to
ht tp://www.organicvolunteers.com. The Web site allows farmers and vol-
un teers to sign up with the hope of “finding” each other and making a good
m atch. The details of the volunteering arrangements are worked out by the
ho sts and volunteers themselves.
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (http://www.wwoof.org) is
an international cultural exchange program. The WWOOFers, as they are
called, come from numerous nations and work on farms in many diverse
locations: Australia, Denmark, Ghana, and Korea, for example.
Through the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (http://
www.mesaprogram.org/index.html), international participants come to