Natural farming is a rapidly growing movement. Here are some organizations we admire and sources for more information about what we do.
Memphis and Shelby County Area
Project Green Fork: Founded in 2008, Project Green Fork supports homegrown restaurants and aims to convert food waste into fertilizer to help enrich the soil of community gardens.
Bring it Food Hub: Founded in 2013, Bring It Food Hub is a non-profit local foods distributor in Memphis, Tennessee. Its mission is to promote community development in Memphis and the Mid-South by increasing access to healthy, affordable local foods and strengthening farmer livelihoods.
Memphis Tilth: Memphis Tilth is a nonprofit collective housing like-missioned initiatives for land, food, people, and place. Its mission is to cultivate collective action for an economically sustainable, socially equitable, and environmentally sound local food system.
Sustainable Farming Nationwide
Sustainable Table: This organization, operating under the GRACE Communications Foundation umbrella, works to support the transition to a sustainable food future by educating people about the benefits of sustainable agriculture (and the problems with the industrial alternative), and by providing tools and resources to help consumers make better food choices. Its website is a great source of information:
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: NSAC is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.
Southern SARE: The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) was authorized as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. From its inception, the program’s goal has been to support farmers, researchers, and educators as they explore practices that improve stewardship, profitability, and the social and economic health of farm communities. The primary tools of the SARE program are grants, which are offered annually to farmers, researchers, educators, non-profits, community based organizations and community activists in the agricultural community.
Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group (SSAWG): This group’s mission is to empower and inspire farmers, individuals, and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane. Because sustainable solutions depend on the involvement of the entire community, Southern SAWG is committed to including all persons in the South without bias.