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For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Getting Food on the Table: An Action Guide to Local Food Policy, 1999* Dawn Biehler, Andy Fisher et al. Provides an overview of city and county government policies in the U.S. and programs that affect community food security. Profiles nine organizations working in the area, highlighting their efforts and successes. Offers basic organizing information, identifies potential project funders and recommends additional resources.75 pp. US$12. Contact Community Food Security Coalition, P.O. Box 209, Venice, CA 90294; phone (310) 822-5410; website http://www.foodsecurity.org.
*Holding Our Ground: Protecting America's Farms and Farmland, 1997* Tom Daniels and Deborah Bowers. Discusses reasons for protecting farmland as well as methods to advocate for farmland preservation. Analyzes federal, state, and local farmland protection efforts and techniques. Explores land protection options such as purchasing develoment rights and private land trusts. 420 pp. US$34.95. Contact Island Press, Box 7, Dept. 2AU, Covelo, CA 95428; phone (800) 82801302; fax (707) 983-6414.
*Final Results of the Third Biennial National Organic Farmer's Survey, 1999* Compiles survey findings from 4,638 organic farmers. Prioritizes their perceived needs for organic farming research, ranks usefulness of production resources, ranks products grown as well as marketing outlets. Gives an overview of organic management strategies utilized and examines constraints and challenges to organic production. 126 pp. Contact Organic Farming Research Foundation, P.O. Box 440, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; phone (831) 426-6606; fax (831) 426-6670; email email@example.com.
*Making the Transition to Organic Farming, Conference Proceedings, University of Guelph, January 29-31, 1999* Workshops include weed management, soil fertility, getting your farm certified, permaculture, community supported agriculture and more. 70 pp. US$10. Contact Tomás Nimmo, Conference Coordinator, Box 116, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, L9Y 3Z4; phone (705) 444-0923; fax (705) 444-0380; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.gks.com/OrgConf/.
*Organic Consumer Association (OCA) Website* http://www.purefood.org/. Provides an overview of OCA's programs including its campaign to support strong organic standards. Provides resources on why to buy organic. Addresses food safety issues such as genetically engineered food and rBGH. Provides a calendar of relevant events, book reviews and resources on where to buy organic products.
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