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Polar Permaculture

Polar Permaculture is a grassroots company specializing in Permaculture-based food production for the arctic climate. They are based in Longyearbyen, Norway, the "northern most" city in the world. Longyearbyen has one of the highest CO2 outputs per capita in the world, and Polar Permaculture is actively working to make the place more sustainable. They have an indoor hydroponic garden, a mushroom garden, are composting with worms and are looking to make biogas and keep organic waste out of the sea. Polar Permaculture has been featured in several documentaries.

Pesticide Action Network

Pesticide Action Network is an activist organization working to create a safe food system. Pesticides have resulted in health and economic burdens on farmers, farmworkers, and rural communities. Pesticide Action Network works with consumers, health organizations, environmental groups, and the agricultural community with the goal of creating actions that challenge the global proliferation of pesticides. Their current campaigns focus on protecting children from pesticides, helping farmworkers, protecting pollinating insects, stopping pesticide drift, and reducing pesticides in food. You can easily get involved in any campaign by visiting their website and taking actions steps like quickly submitting letters to decision makers online.

Braga Organic Farms

Braga Organic Farms is the home of Mike and Julie Braga and sons in Madera, California. They offer organic fruit and nuts shipped directly from their farm. All products from Braga Organic Farms are certified organic, GMO-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free. Their processing facility is 80% solar-powered and their product bags are made of rice paper. In addition to growing trees, the Braga's harvest, hand sort, roast, and box their products. Their nuts are dry roasted in small batches with or without sea salt. Every order is packed and shipped directly from the farm, guaranteeing the freshest product available. The main crop at Braga Farms is pistachio, but you can order a variety of other nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that they offer from nearby farms. Some of the products offered include almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cranberries, raisins, and trail mixes.

BBB Seeds - Heirloom Vegetable and Wildflower Seeds

Beauty Beyond Belief Seeds is a small family-owned company based in Colorado that specializes in the distribution of wildflower seeds, heirloom vegetable seeds, and native grasses, in small and bulk quantities. You can ask their experts about site preparation, seeding rates, selection of the proper species, and maintenance of grass and wildflower plots. BBB only purchases seed that has a noxious weed content of zero and they carefully follow the ever-expanding list of noxious and invasive species lists to ensure that they don’t knowingly distribute varieties to areas where they might be considered invasive. BBB Seeds sells their seeds online and you can select the best varieties or mixes for your region. In addition, they produce a variety natural handcrafted soaps, gift baskets, and greeting cards.

Green Products and Gifts - Repurposed and Recycled Gifts

Green Products and Gifts offers a variety of gifts items that are made from reclaimed materials. Products include furniture, home decor, garden decor, pet decor, jewelry, and organic t-shirts. They are made from materials like silverware, nuts and bolts, glass bottles, wine barrels, snow skis, milk jugs, corks, and grapevines. All products are made in the USA. The purpose of starting Green Products and Gifts was to encourage purchasing products made with recycled materials to help complete the recycling loop. Located in Texas, they offer free shipping on all items to continental U.S. locations.

VivaTerra - Furniture and Home Decor

VivaTerra offers globally-inspired goods created with sustainability and integrity in mind. They support non-profit and fair trade organizations to ensure artisans see fair wages, healthy working conditions, and sustainable development for their communities. Viva Terra uses FSC-certified or reclaimed wood, recycled glass, vintage fabrics, or salvaged metal to produce many of their products. They produce products without chemicals and their fabrics use natural dyes. In addition to fair trade imports, VivaTerra strives to support local artisans. Their product line covers a wide range of household items including home decor, pillows, rugs, mirrors, vases, beds, sofas, chairs, tables, dinnerware, cookware, bedding, apparel, jewelry, planters, potted plants, and gifts.

Twin Oaks Community - Intentional Community and Hammock Maker

Twin Oaks Community is an intentional community in rural central Virginia made up of around 90 adult members and 15 children. Since the community's beginning in 1967, their way of life has reflected their values of cooperation, sharing, nonviolence, equality, and ecology. Twin Oaks Community does not have a group religion or central leader. They govern themselves by a form of democracy with shared responsibilities. They are self-supporting economically, and partly self-sufficient. Each member works 42 hours a week in the community's business and domestic areas. Each member receives housing, food, healthcare, and personal spending money from the community. Twin Oaks Hammocks generates most of their outside income along with several new ventures. Less than half of their work goes into income-producing activities with the balance spent on milking cows, gardening, cooking, and childcare. Twin Oaks hammocks are hand-crafted by community members from a variety of fabrics including hemp and recycled polyester. They are very durable and Twin Oaks will repair damaged hammocks as well. They offer free shipping to the contiguous 48 US states. Twin Oaks Seed Farm grows open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seeds on six acres of certified organic land. They produce seeds for several small retail seed companies.

Mountain Rose Herbs

Mountain Rose Herbs offers bulk organic herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, extracts, kitchen tools, and natural body care items. Founded in 1987, Mountain Rosen Herbs promises to deliver pure goodness and quality products from a loving, fun, and knowledgeable staff. Mountain Rose Herbs takes pride in doing business right, including product quality, sustainable packaging, fair trade practices, and watershed conservation. Their core belief is that people, plants, and the planet are more important than profit. Mountain Rose Herbs is located in Eugene Oregon and they offer a huge selection of products on their website.

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change was founded in 1989 with the mission of making organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers while preserving rare heirloom and traditional seed varieties and promoting sustainable organic agricultural practices. Seeds of Change offers over 600 varieties of certified organic seed, live plants, and appropriate tools for cultivation. Seeds of Change also offers prepared dishes of world cuisine using only premium organic ingredients. Their website includes recipes and seeds for purchase.

Solar Flair Lighting

Solar Flair Lighting offers a wide range of outdoor solar products including solar flashlights, street lights, garden lights, shed lights, security lights, water pumps, and street lights. The benefits of solar lighting include easy installation, lower utility bills, reduced environmental impact. Solar Flair Lighting has been selling quality lights and garden products since 2010. They take pride in their product selection and seek to provide information and education for customers interested in solar products.

Institute for MarketEcology - Certification Organization

The Institute for Market Ecology provides reliable quality control services and certification of organic, eco-friendly and socially-responsible products. The Institute for MarketEcology was founded 1989 in Switzerland. They have more than 400 experts worldwide with operations in more than 90 countries and have been active in organic certification for over 25 years.

Woolly Pocket - Living Wall Planters

Woolly Pocket is the creator of modular, green, breathable, vertical garden planters. Their planters will allow you to quickly create lush green walls and magnificent vertical gardens on any indoor or outdoor wall, fence or railing. You can use multiple planters to design living walls of any shape or size. Their inspiring gallery contains endless ideas for how you can transform your space.  Living wall planters are made in the USA from up to 100% recycled plastics.

Your Backyard Farmer

Your Backyard Farmer is an innovative approach to community supported agriculture through urban backyard farming. They create small sustainable organic farms at your own backdoor & provide fresh, in-season produce from your farm to your fork. Your Backyard farmer won the 2008 BEST award for sustainable food systems in Portland Oregon. Serves select areas around the Portland, Oregon plus the website has many resources for backyard farming.

City Farmer

City Farmer teaches people how to grow food in the city, compost their waste and take care of their home landscape in an environmentally responsible way. Their website offers a collection of stories about the work at City Farmer in Vancouver, Canada, and about urban farmers from around the world.

The Happy Worm Company

The folks at The Happy Worm Company love composting with worms. Their key objective is to provide you with the knowledge, materials, and worms to start your own vermicomposting project with a worm bin at home or at school. They offer a wide range of materials, supplies, and worms that ensure you will have a healthy worm habitat including everything you need to start your own worm bin right away.

The Barrel Broker

The Barrel Broker is a recycling company working to reuse wine barrels, bungs, barrel racks and other used wine barrel accessories to help ensure the future sustainability of our oak forests. Great for planter barrels, wine making, beer aging, furniture and more. If you need barrels, they can source hard to find barrels for your specific needs from Northern California wineries. They also can supply bourbon, whiskey, and rye barrels from providers in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee.

Sustainable Harvest International

Sustainable Harvest International is providing farming families in Central America with the training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring our planet's tropical forests. Sustainable Harvest International's local field trainers work with families, individuals, and communities for an average of five years, educating individuals and providing them with the training and tools necessary to become community leaders in sustainability.