Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF)

The Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) is the primary organization in the state of Virginia concerned with organic and biological farming and gardening. Our organization is dedicated to bringing you the best practices and information about living lightly on the land. We support all farmers who want to raise livestock, or grow grains, fruits, and vegetables in ways that are respectful of the cycles of weather, the geography, and our neighborhoods. We are a group of people willing to commit our time and passion to a future that includes wholesome food and a way of life that can support ourselves and our children. This includes not only farmers, but the many people who buy the food products grown on sustainable farms, the schools and parents who teach our children about working with nature, and small-farm activists and extension agents who help our communities thrive.

Company details

c/o 815 Little Retreat Road , Red Oak , Virginia 23964 USA

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Professional association
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Nationally (across the country)
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On this website you will find details about our annual conference, a calendar of state-wide and sometimes nation wide events, and a wonderful collection of articles and information sheets about sustainable growing practices.

Clearly we need your help if we are to continue on this path. Every time you buy food with the earth in mind you are taking steps to insure our future good. Please support our efforts for a more thoughtful and considerate world. Donate to VABF so we can continue to prosper and spread the word about what sustainability means to ourselves and our land.  Donations in any amount can be sent to:  VABF, P.O. Box 1003, Lexington VA 24450.

Biological Farming is an approach to food and fiber production that respects the natural processes in the farm or garden ecosystem in order to yield top quality products, provide a viable living for the producer, and sustain long-term productivity. Practitioners use ecologically sound methods of agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, and livestock husbandry to provide food that is as nutritious and free from toxic residues as possible, and which preserves the balance found in natural ecosystems.

VABF’s mission is to educate about, advocate for, and promote organic and biological farming and gardening.