Inspirations highlights agricultural projects that we admire. Join us as we wander through these brilliant programs and discover what makes them work.

wrcp West River Community Project — Dedicated to preserving and promoting the West River heritage in order to sustain a healthy future full of music, the arts and local agriculture.
TLI The Land Institute — Stabilizing the ecosystem, reconstructing the prairie and discovering food production solutions with perennial grains and legumes.
heifer Heifer International — Eradicating hunger through livestock, education and support, which each farmer then passes on.
rural Rural Vermont — Farm advocacy for living soils and thriving farms, including the right to produce and sell raw milk.
grown in detroit2 Grown in Detroit — Farm-based education in one of the most blighted cities in the U.S.; the inner city of Detroit, now coming alive with gardens, greenhouses, farms and food systems.
grow-appalachia Grow Appalachia — Small-scale gardening support in Appalachian Kentucky.
wendell The Berry Center — Renewing rural dedication to sustainable agriculture through education.
SenatorGillibrandpic Off the Sidelines — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s call to action to encourage every woman and girl to make their voice heard on the issues they care about. Raising your voice truly can change the world.
logo_realmilk What’s Happening with Real Milk? -In an attempt to help consumers find locally produced Real Milk, we have compiled the following list describing the potential availability and legal situation on a state-by-state and country-by-country basis.
logo_nofa The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) — The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization of nearly 5,000 farmers, gardeners and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment. NOFA has chapters in Connecticut, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
logo_pos Post Oil Solutions — Post Oil Solutions is a group of citizens from the Southeast Vermont bio-region who began meeting in June 2005. We joined together to take our first, modest steps toward creating more cooperative, self-sufficient communities. Our goal is to learn about and develop sustainable practices in our homes, neighborhoods, and larger communities, so as to begin creating the infrastructure in our region necessary for a post oil society. We believe in Sustainability and Community Building!
logo_rocklandforager Rockland Forager — Living Wild in Suburbia — Sharing many of the experiences and discoveries many naturalists, teaching how to live more harmoniously with nature.
logo_weston_a_price Weston A. Price Foundation — The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.
logo_worldwatch Worldwatch Institute — Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society. The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. The Institute’s three main program areas include Climate & Energy, Food & Agriculture, and the Green Economy.
logo_acresusa Acres USA — Acres U.S.A. is the only national magazine that offers a comprehensive guide to sustainable agriculture. Drawing on knowledge accumulated in more than 35 years of continuous publication, we bring our readers the latest techniques for growing bountiful, nutritious crops and healthy, vibrant livestock. A glance at any issue is enough to see why sustainable farming — we call it eco-agriculture because it’s both ecological and economical — represents the real revolution in scientific food cultivation.
logo_earthpolicy Earth Policy Institute — The Earth Policy Institute (EPI) was founded in 2001 by Lester Brown, the founder and former president of the Worldwatch Institute, to provide a plan of a sustainable future along with a roadmap of how to get from here to there. EPI works at the global level simply because no country can fully implement a Plan B economy in isolation. EPI’s goals are (1) to provide a global plan (Plan B) for moving the world onto an environmentally and economically sustainable path, (2) to provide examples demonstrating how the plan would work, and (3) to keep the media, policymakers, academics, environmentalists, and other decision-makers focused on the process of building a Plan B economy.