All Posts Tagged With: "agriculture"

Center for Whole Communities

photo by: Peter ForbesBased at Knoll Farm, a working family farm located in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, the Center for Whole Communities offers workshops, lectures and retreats grounded in the concept that change is made by fostering connections between land, people and community. As a movement that integrates conservation, health, justice, spirit, and relationship, they nurture communities by helping people protect and care for the places they love. The group also publishes books on environmental activism, conservation, and sustainable agriculture practices.

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc.

photo by: Joe Stewart

The Hughes Center, part of the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, works to protect the state’s agricultural landscapes while maintaining the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Employing a three-tiered approach – scientific research, policy analysis, and outreach – the center promotes alternative agricultural processes, sensible land usage, and eco-friendly forestry, through a variety of policy-based and science-based perspectives.