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Urban Farm
Website and Magazine.  The content on this site will direct you to information on sustainable living, urban livestock, gardening, and more.  The Gardening section will direct you to how to garden, when to garden, what to garden, and others who garden!  Check it out.  Maybe one day you can be a featured urban farmer.

How to Go Organic
“Brought to you by the Organic Trade Association.”  Are you interested in transitioning to organic food production?  Would you like to be a certified producer.  This page will answer some of your basic questions like, “Why go Organic?” and “Is Organic for You?”  If you are serious about becoming an organic certified producer in Santa Barbara county, contact VFMA.  You can even certify your backyard garden.

University of California Master Gardener Program
“The UC Master Gardener program trains volunteers to provide information, workshops, and programs for home gardeners. Public information resources offered by Master Gardeners include plant, pest and problem identification, compost production, and cultural practices for growing vegetables, fruits, and ornamental plants.”

University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)  
“SAREP provides leadership and support for scientific research and education in agricultural and food systems that are economically viable, conserve natural resources and biodiversity, and enhance the quality of life in the state's communities. SAREP serves farmers, farmworkers, ranchers, researchers, educators, regulators, policy makers, industry professionals, consumers, and community organizations across the state.”

CalPoly  College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Center for Sustainability
“The Center for Sustainability recognizes three central components necessary to achieve true sustainability: the social, environmental and economic – sometimes referred to as “People, Planet, Prosperity.”

Organic Gardening
Website and Magazine.  Go here for gardening techniques, cooking, and sustainable living advice.  There are also quick links to blog entries.  Weekly feature articles will inform you on such topics as “Plastic-Free Living,” “Kitchen Gardens: Your Own Potager,” and “How to Start a Workplace Garden.”  The “Popular Articles” section can show you “How to Build a Compost Pile” and “Seed Starting Chart.”



How to Make a Seedling Pot With Old Newspaper


What to do if You See a Swarm of Bees?
Enjoy the spectacle.



Free Publications:
Weed Management for Organic Crops 
Insect Pest Management for Organic Crops
Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Resources
SAREP Farm-to-School brochure

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