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Slow Food USA

Slow Food USA is part of the global grassroots Slow Food organization founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Through local community projects, educational events and campaigns, Slow Food USA volunteers are promoting environmentally friendly food production, teaching children how to grow and prepare their food, and working to make real food accessible to all.

MA Right to Know GMO

Massachusetts Right to Know GMOs is an emerging statewide network of safe food advocates that has been helping to increase awareness and support for labeling of GMO ingredients.


It's easy and rewarding to keep backyard chickens, and we can supply everything you need to get started including baby chicks, chicken coops, accessories, books and free "how to" information, plus fun gifts and rooster decor.

BackYardChickens is the result of years of collective learning and fun rolled up into the best resource for raising your own backyard flock. Over the past few years there has been a resurgence in people who want to be more “green”, more self-sufficient, and take part in the “grow local” movement. A handful of egg-laying hens in a relatively small yard allows people to participate in these trends without having to move or change their lifestyle. promotes the green, self-sufficient, and grow-local movements by educating people on how to raise chickens properly. As the content of the site has grown so have the visits to the site and with visitors came questions... lots of questions. Everything from hatching eggs to how to raise chickens. We tried to answer as many questions as we could by adding information to the site but we realized there were too many different variables to create content for every situation. So, back in 2000 we started the first Chicken Forum.


MA Cooperative Extension Service

The UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture coordinates the work of faculty and staff members in academic departments at UMass Amherst. We create programs of integrated research and educational outreach that address public priorities and concerns; our programs advance environmental quality, agricultural sustainability and the viability of food systems, from production to consumption.

Mother Earth News

Approaching environmental problems from a down-to-earth, practical, simple living, how-to standpoint, Mother Earth News has, since the magazine’s founding in 1970, been a pioneer in the promotion of renewable energy, recycling, family farms, saner agricultural practices, better eating habits, medical self-care, more meaningful education and affordable housing.


5 Ways to Help Our Disappearing Bees

Colony collapse disorder is claiming many of North America and Europe's bees. But there are simple things you can do to help keep them buzzing.

Massachusetts listings for pick-your-own farms, farmstands, CSA (share-purchase) farms, and farmer's markets. Notes on availability of seasonal crops, picking tips, and home canning.