PANNA: Resource Pointer #208


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #208

May 19, 1999

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

*Entrepreneurial Community Gardens: Growing Food, Skills, Jobs and Communities, 1999* Gail Feenstra, et al. Examines ways in which entrepreneurial gardens enhance economic development in local communities. Topics include amount of land needed for a successful garden; income generated; types of training and job skills provided by gardens; typical operating costs; levels of community support and more. 106 pp. US$10.00. Contact University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Services-Publications, 6701 San Pablo Ave., 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94608-1239; phone (800) 994-8849; fax (510) 643-5470; email; website

*Cultivating Havana: Urban Agriculture and Food Security in the Years of Crisis, 1999* Briefly discusses benefits of urban agriculture. Sets urban gardens within context of Cuba’s agricultural history and evaluates present system. Discusses ways in which urban agriculture has helped alleviate food crisis. Looks at agricultural extension, seed houses, agricultural research centers and the role of non-governmental organizations. 50 pp. US$6 + $3 shipping. Contact Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email; website

*La Crisis de la Agricultura Convencional, la Sustitucion de Insumos, y el Enfoque Agroecologico, 1998* Peter Rosset. Spanish. (Also available in English: “Agroecology-vs.-Input Substitution: A fundamental contradiction of sustainable agriculture.” Society and Natural Resources, Vol. 10, pp. 283-295) Examines current economic, ecological and social aspects of world food crisis. Argues the need for a new agroecological paradigm in respect to food security as opposed to simply replacing conventional agricultural technology with more ecologically sound technology. 15 pp. US$4. Contact Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email; website

*The Natural Foods Market: A National Survey of Strategies for Growth, Executive Summary, April 1999* Nessa J. Richman. Presents results from over 300 interviews of food industry businesses, including farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retail supermarkets. Analyzes current trends and major obstacles as well as successful business strategies in natural foods market. Free. Full report US$50 for non-profits and $150 for businesses. Contact Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, 9200 Edmonston Rd., Suite 117, Greenbelt, MD, 20770-1551; phone (301) 441-8777; email; website

*Farm Folks, City Folks, 1998* Herb Barbolet, et al. Highlights community gardens, organic farms and greenhouses in British Columbia. Canada. Includes recipes and topics such as organic certification, organizing a farmers’ market and gardening tips. Can$24.95. Contact Farm Folk/ City Folk, #208-2211 West 4th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6K 4S2, Canada; phone (604) 730-0450; fax (604) 730-0451; email; website

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