by Dan Kent and Dan Imhoff August 16, 2005 | TidePool TF! Editorial Comment: Sustainable agriculture is a holistic term that incorporates seven dimensions of sustainability that move far beyond conventional notions of organic farming. Recognizing the "embeddedness" of farm ecosystems in the wider ecological landscape is part of this broader conception. In the article below, there is growing recognition of the benefits of small organic farms for biodiversity conservation. It is a view that promotes every farm as an opportunity for habitat improvement or conservation, moving beyond traditional conceptions of organic.