PANNA: Resource Pointer #189


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #189

December 15, 1998

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*From Field to Fashion: An Apparel and Textile Industry Forum on Environmental Issues in Cotton Agriculture, February 24-26, 1999, San Francisco, CA* Sponsored by Levi Strauss & Co, Patagonia, and Eddie Bauer. Conference will explore various approaches available to addressing environmental stewardship in cotton agriculture. Registration $500. Agenda and reservation information available at www.levistrauss.com/cotton/. For more information, contact Environmental Resource Specialists, Inc.; phone (303) 690-4245; email lindas@nexus.interealm.com.

*Under the Blade, 1999* Richard K. Olson and Thomas A. Lyson. Examines the loss of farmland, taking into account legal mechanisms, economics, population growth, landscape characteristics, social and political forces, ethics and aesthetics. Offers tools and strategies for farmland preservation as well as 22 case studies from varying towns and regions across the United States. US$22 paperback/ US$44 hardcover. To order, contact Westview Press, 5500 Central Ave., Boulder, CO., 80301-2877; phone (303) 444-3541; fax (303) 449-3356; email westview@harpercollins.com; web site www.hcacademic.com.

*Agricultural Land Conservation in the Great Central Valley, October 1998* Great Valley Center. Looks at the changes occuring in the Central Valley within the context of California's rapid growth and urbanization. Examines potential land transaction tools to encourage land conservation such as conservation easements and agricultural land trusts. Gives several examples of public agricultural efforts as well as private land conservation efforts in California such as the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and the Sonoma Land Trust. 32 pp. Available online at www.greatvalley.org. For more information, contact Great Valley Center, 911 13th St., Modesto, CA 95354; phone (209) 522-5103; fax (209) 522-5116; email info@greatvalley.org.

*For Nature's Sake: Ecological Farming II, September 1998* General Worker's Union of Denmark. Examines Danish Ecological horticulture; market gardening; fruit and berry production; nursery plants and cut flowers; and sustainable forestry. Gives an overview of present situation as well as policy proposals to improve and better regulate production. 40 pp. Free. To order, contact Specialarbejderforbundet I Denmark (SID), Kampmannsgade 4, Postboks 392, DK-1790 Kopenhavn V, Denmark; phone (45 33) 142 140; fax (45 33) 972 460; email miljoe@sid.dk.

*Small Farm Resource Guide, July 1998* United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Provides a listing of small farm organizations and institutions along with brief program descriptions. Aims at providing resources to assist small farms including information on raising income levels and improving the quality of life in their communities. Listings are arranged by state. 189 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact Small Farm Program, USDA- Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Stop2220, Washington, D.C. 20250; phone (800) 583-3071; web site www.reeusda.gov/smallfarm.

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