A fascinating and valuable resource to learn from and explore. A look at our farming and agricultural heritage and a way to learn from past generations of resiliency builders.
From the USDA Organic Roots Website:
About the Collection:
Good information is a critical part of successful and sustainable agricultural production. The National Agricultural Library (NAL) possesses thousands of publications printed before synthetic fertilizer and pesticides became commercially available (around 1942) when farmers used methods that we would now call organic. Many of these publications contain state-of-the-art information and data that is still valuable to today’s organic and sustainable farmers. Digitization of these publications allows us to make this information available to those who do not possess the time or geographic proximity to search the library’s collection. In addition, digitization of this information ensures it will be preserved and available for generations. This project is being done in a series of phases covering a variety of topics including crop production, livestock production, and seed breeding, production and preservation.