PANNA: Resource Pointer #246


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Resource Pointer #246
November 30, 2000

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

*Changing the Way America Farms: Knowledge and Community in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement, 1999* Neva Hassanein. Discusses how alternative farmers develop and exchange personal, local knowledge as a basis for moving toward an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially just agricultural system. Considers implications of local-level, collective activity for creation and exchange of agricultural knowledge in sustainable agriculture movement. Includes case studies. 216 pp. US$29.95. Contact University of Nebraska Press, 233 North 8th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0255; phone (402) 472-3584; fax (402) 472-6214; email pressmail@unl.edu; Web site http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu.

*The Organic Traveler's Guide, 2000* Patricia Dines. Comprehensive guide to Northern California's organic food, wine, nurseries, retreats, educational opportunities and more. Includes overview map plus contact information, hours and directions for each location. Features summary information about pesticides, organics, school and community gardens, seasonal foods, less-toxic gardening, specific actions to take to support local organic agriculture, and more. 104 pp. US$9.95 in stores or US$11.25 plus tax if ordered from Community Action Publications. Contact Community Action Publications, 108 Petaluma Avenue, Suite 111-P, Sebastopol, CA 95472; phone (707) 829-2999; email Pdines@compuserve.com; Web site http://www.monitor.net/~cap.

*Greenbook '99: A Decade of Tools, 1999* Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ESAP), Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Highlights experimental work of farmers, researchers and educators in sustainable agriculture. Includes chapters on alternative crops, cropping systems and soil fertility, fruits and vegetables, learning systems, livestock and whole farm systems. Also features essays on farmers' experiences with the Sustainable Agriculture On-Farm Demonstration Grant Program, as well as updates on ESAP activities in the Sustainable Agriculture Loan Program, soil quality, whole farm planning and organic farming. 154 pp. Free. Contact ESAP, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 90 W. Plato Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55107; phone (651) 296-7673; fax (651) 297-7678; email alison.fish@state.mn.us; Web site http://www.mda.state.mn.us.

*Alternatives to Insecticides for Managing Vegetable Insects: Proceedings of a Farmer/Scientist Conference, 1999* Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES) Cooperative Extension. Discusses effects of plant and soil health on susceptibility to pests, biological control, current strategies used by organic farmers and specific crops and insects. Conference participants included farmers, farm advisors and scientists. Includes list of commercially available biological control agents. 80 pp. US$8 plus shipping and handling. Contact NRAES, Cooperative Extension, 152 Riley-Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701; phone (607) 255-7654; fax (607) 254-8770; email nraes@cornell.edu; Web site http://www.nraes.org.

*Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America, 1997* Charles D. Hunter. Provides general information on beneficial organisms and their use against pests. Lists 142 suppliers of over 130 different species of beneficial organisms sold for use as biological pest control in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Includes scientific name index and list of references and Web site on biological control and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). 32 pp. Free. Contact State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Environmental Monitoring & Pest Management, 830 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814-3510; phone (916) 324-4100; Web site http://www.cdpr.ca.gov.

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