Real Organic Project is a grassroots, farmer-led movement created to distinguish soil-grown and pasture-raised products under USDA organic.

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03/12/20: Friends, we have officially received word from Dartmouth that our Symposium will have to be put on hold* as their community takes all precautions to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. We want to thank all of you for your enthusiasm for this event – as of yesterday, all 34 speakers were still planning to come and ticket sales were strong!! It has been heartening for all of us to see how much this group wants to meet and better the world! A great way to stay tuned about our future plans for both the Symposium and our add-on label is to be sure you’re signed up for our weekly newsletter. And please, stay healthy!!!!

*If you purchased tickets, you will receive an automatic refund via Eventbrite.

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Our mission is to grow people’s understanding of foundational organic values and practices; crops grown in soil and livestock raised on pasture are fundamental to organic farming.

Our first goal is to create an add-on label to USDA certified organic to provide more transparency on organic farming practices.

Today, the lobbying efforts of Big Ag have ultimately won, allowing the input-dependent confined animal operations and hydroponic industries to bend the rules for their own benefit.

Family farmers meeting the letter and spirit of organic law are suffering while consumers are once again in need of transparency in the market place.

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Real Organic Farms:

Increase Soil Fertility
Promote Biological Diversity
Rotate Animals on Pasture
Improve the Sustainability of Farm Systems
Build Community

“Real organic farming is a circle of endless renewal and it can succeed wherever there is soil.”
Eliot Coleman