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Local Food: Sustainability: Associations

Subject guide about local food and sustainability


World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF is a world wide network - It started in the UK in 1971 and has since become an international movement that is helping people share more sustainable ways of living.WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.WWOOF organisations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.


AgriMissouri provides marketing assistance and opportunities to Missouri food manufactures, farmers, producers, agritourism businesses and farmers’ markets. Our Web site provides consumers with a searchable database to find Missouri products and destinations. At the same time, it provides members with information about upcoming promotions and events.

Our goal is to bring together Missouri organic growers, gardeners, consumers and all advocates of organic methods in a united effort to spread an understanding of the importance of a healthy food supply system, and to promote the growing and eating of organic foods. As residents of this Earth, we share one responsibility: to support sustainable systems which will insure the quality of life for all people. Together we can promote a healthy food supply and restore balance to our planet.


The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.


The Center for Rural Affairs works to establish strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their lives and the future of their communities.