EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC Screening Resources

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Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
ALBA's mission is to create economic opportunity for limited-resource and aspiring organic farmers through land-based education in the heart of the Salinas Valley.

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) is a United States Department of Agriculture-accredited organic certifying agency and trade association, located in Santa Cruz, California.

California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a statewide coalition that advances state and federal policy to realize the powerful climate solutions offered by sustainable and organic agriculture.

California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS)
As in many agricultural regions, rural California communities face deep-rooted barriers to sustainable development that have been inadequately addressed by public policy.  CIRS has constructively responded to these challenges by focusing on a comprehensive range of research topics including farm labor, food systems and rural health. Within these broad program areas CIRS does essential work on fair labor practices, market barriers to farmers, water use and policy, pesticide use, food insecurity and access and more. All of the work is done with the goal of turning research into action. By working in the public interest CIRS is able to present objective research findings to policy makers, stakeholder organizations, and the general public so that they can make decisions and take action.

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) is a non-profit civil legal aid organization providing free legal services and policy advocacy for California’s rural poor. The mission to achieve social justice and equity in partnership with farm workers and all low-wage workers and their families in rural communities through community, legislative and legal advocacy.

Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS or the Center) works to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and that serve as a foundation for future generations. Through research, education, and outreach programs, the Center works to create agriculture and food systems that sustain both human communities and the environments in which they live. Its status as a Center within the Division of Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz enables CASFS to undertake projects in many disciplines in the pursuit of these goals, and to work with faculty, staff, and students from throughout the university. Beyond the campus CASFS collaborates with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), growers, community members, visiting students and researchers, and state and federal agencies, including UC Cooperative Extension and the US Department of Agriculture. The Center's work includes both theoretical and applied research; academic education and practical training; and community outreach and public service for audiences ranging from local school children to international agencies. The Center's history dates back to 1967, when English master gardener Alan Chadwick was hired to create a Student Garden Project on the fledgling University of California, Santa Cruz campus.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is a non-profit organization that advocates for California's family farmers and sustainable agriculture.

Ecology Action teaches people worldwide to better feed themselves while building and preserving the soil and conserving resources. John Jeavons co-founded Ecology Action and is the father of the modern biointensive gardening movement.

Fibershed develops regional and regenerative fiber systems on behalf of independent working producers, by expanding opportunities to implement carbon farming, forming catalytic foundations to rebuild regional manufacturing, and through connecting end-users to farms and ranches through public education. Fibershed envisions the emergence of an international system of regional textile communities that enliven connection and ownership of ‘soil-to-soil’ textile processes. These diverse textile cultures are designed to build soil carbon stocks on the working landscapes on which they depend, while directly enhancing the strength of regional economies.

Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain. The Alliance works together to build a more sustainable food system that respects workers’ rights, based on the principles of social, environmental and racial justice, in which everyone has access to healthy and affordable food.

The Greenhorns works to create a welcoming and hospitable culture for new entrants in sustainable agriculture. It is a community-powered studio dedicated to grassroots media, cultural programming and land repair for the benefit of the human and non-human worlds.

Marin Carbon Project (MCP)
In response to the rapid pace of global climate change, the Marin Carbon Project (MCP) seeks to enhance carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils, through research, development, demonstration and implementation of scalable, repeatable “carbon farming” techniques.

The Nigiri Project demonstrates that California’s floodplains can work for both fish AND farms. This knowledge can be used to shape water policy and infrastructure. The result: a more prosperous California for native fish and people. The long-term goal of The Nigiri Project is to scientifically demonstrate that productivity created by shallow inundation of floodplains is foundational to supporting self-sustaining populations of fish and wildlife in the Central Valley.

Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural is an alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, migrant, and working people from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and beyond working together toward a new society that values unity, hope, people, and land.

The Sierra Fund works in the spirit of service to the Sierra Nevada’s natural resources and communities. We use science and advocacy to pursue our mission to restore ecosystem resiliency and build community capacity in the Sierra Nevada. CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin was the founding Executive Director of the California Agrarian Action Project in 1980 (renamed the Community Alliance with Family Farmers in 1990), developed the highly successful California Institute for Rural Studies program, and worked in administration and project development for the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation.

Sole Food Street Farms transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables, available at farmer’s markets, local restaurants, and retail outlets. Sole Food’s mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers.

Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) revitalizes sustainable urban-edge agriculture, fosters healthy local and regional food systems, and connects diverse urban communities with the people and places that grow their food. Through two linked programs – Urban-Edge Agricultural Revitalization and Urban-Rural Connections – SAGE works to revitalize agricultural places that sustain, contain and define cities and to connect urban and rural communities for their mutual benefit.

Veritable Vegetable
A Northern California organic-produce distributor, Veritable Vegetable purchases, transports and supplies "the highest quality organic fruits and vegetables on the market." Beginning in the early 1970’s, Veritable Vegetables became part of a movement that sought to bring low-cost, nutritious food to neighborhood co-ops and community storefronts.

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