Blog posts by Elizabeth Barba

Written by Elizabeth Barba on Monday, February 10, 2014 on member news

CCOF-Certified for More than 30 Years, and Still Growing CCOF has been around for a while now - we turn 41 this year - and some certified members have been with us the whole time! We’re proud to be leading the organic movement alongside such accomplished organic pioneers and producers. The commitment to organic is not to be taken lightly. Organic producers work to grow and make foods that are good for the environment and good for the body. Together, we are working to prevent the spread of GMOs, protect biodiversity and natural resources, minimize the use of synthetic pesticides and...
Written by Elizabeth Barba on Thursday, February 28, 2013 on book review

As CCOF continues to celebrate our 40th anniversary, we reflect on the pioneers and innovators who have helped make organic what it is today. Our Santa Cruz home offers a diverse agricultural history rich with stories of unique individuals working towards a sustainable and healthy food system. Recently, Dr. Paul Lee of CCOF-certified member Homeless Garden Project published There is a Garden in the Mind: A Memoir of Alan Chadwick and the Organic Movement in California, offering a look at the work and life of pioneering organic gardener Alan Chadwick and his impact on organic agriculture and...