The Organic Roots Digital Collection aims to harness the information from our agrarian roots to ensure the
sustainability and longevity of today’s small farms.
Organic Roots is an electronic collection of historic documents published before 1942 – a time before synthetic
chemicals became widely used. These publications contain state-of-the-art information and data that is still very
pertinent for today's organic and sustainable agriculture.
This work is done by the National Agricultural Library’s Alternative Farming Systems Information Service (AFSIC) and supported by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program as well as the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP).