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Fact Sheets

Backyard Beekeeping 

Beef Production & Consumption: Sustainable Alternatives

Community Supported Agriculture: Crop Planning

Community-Supported Agriculture: Definition, Benefits, Barriers, and Resources for Growers

Community Supported Agriculture: Legal Concerns

Community Supported Agriculture: Marketing & Outreach Strategies to Encourage Membership 

Community Supported Agriculture: Participating in a Share

Community Supported Agriculture: Pricing

Community Supported Agriculture: Starting and Managing Your Operation

Community Supported Agriculture Programs: A Sustainable Approach to Local Foods

Farmers’ Market Consumer Preferences & Premium Pricing for Organically Grown & Local Fresh Produce

Fostering Community Supported Agriculture: A Guide for Growers and Extension Educators 

The Local Food Movement: Definitions, Benefits, and Resources

Meat-Wise Eating Habits

Reusing Potentially Contaminated Landscapes: Growing Gardens in Urban Soils – EPA

Rocky Mountain Trefoil Beef

Thriving Hives: Beekeeping Monthly Calendar

Urban Edibles: Ornamentals

Urban Edibles: Weeds

Journal Articles/Reports

A Primer in Community-Based Social Marketing

Agriculture in America Sustainability: U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Birdsfoot trefoil, a valuable tannin-containing legume for mixed pastures

Curtis, K.R. and M.W. Cowee, (2009). Direct Marketing Local Food to Chefs: Chef Preferences and Perceived Obstacles. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 40(2), 26-36.

Farm and Food Tourism: Exploring Opportunities

Fruit and soil quality of organic and conventional strawberry agroecosystems

Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture: Supporting Climate-Friendly Food Production

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)

The Local Food Movement: Setting the Stage for Good Food

Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues

Rural Connections: Food Security in the Western U.S.

Rural Connections: Local and Regional Food Hubs Boost Rural Economies

Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems

USDA Direct Farm Sales of Food: Highlights; Full Data

Using Extension Fieldwork to Incorporate Experiential Learning into University Coursework

USU Permaculture Initiative: 2018 Impacts

Lesson Plans

View Food Lesson Plans Here

Funding Opportunities

America In Bloom

Slow Food Utah Micro-Grants

USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Food Security

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service – Grants, Loans & Other Support

USDA Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (Western SARE)


View Food Resources


Edible Landscapes TED Talk: Pam Warhurst


How I Fell In Love with a Fish TED Talk: Dan Barber

        Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic 

Seeds of Time

Urban Roots

Extension YouTube

Permaculture Techniques in Moab, UT

USU Moab Permaculture Garden