PANNA: Resource Pointer #222


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Resource Pointer #222

October 6, 1999

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

*Cultivating the Farm-City Connection* November 7-9, 1999, Berkeley, CA. 15th Annual Farm Conference sponsored by Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) and others. Includes workshops, seminars, short courses and tours designed to stimulate discussion about sustainable family farming, urban agriculture, farmers’ markets and more. Registration US$90 before October 16, 1999; US$110 after October 16. For individual event, lodging, and meal prices, contact Farm Conference, P.O. Box 434, Stn A, Richmond, CA 94808; phone (510) 222-5091

*Planting Local Seeds, Renewing Local Communities* November 12-14, 1999, Radisson Hotel, High Point, NC. 14th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference sponsored by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Brings together farmers, gardeners, researchers and activists to explore the theory and practice of integrating sustainable agriculture into communities. Includes events for children. For registration information contact Tony Kleese, CFSA Conference Coordinator, P.O. Box 448, Pittsboro, NC 27312; phone (919) 542-2402; fax (919) 542-7401; email; website

*National Organic Directory, 1999* Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Provides information on organic farms and related services. Focuses on U.S. farms with some information on other countries. Includes lists of farmers, wholesalers, retailers, farm suppliers, publications, commodities bought and sold, farm supplies and certification groups. Also includes short essays on exporting organic foods, certification and more, plus overview of individual states’ organic laws. 372 pp. US$47.95. Contact Community Alliance with Family Farmers, P.O. Box 363, Davis, CA 95617-9900; phone (530) 756-8518 or (800) 852-3832; fax (530) 756-7857; email; website

*Organic Farming and Marketing Research: New Partnerships and Priorities, 1999* Mark Lipson and Todd Hamner, eds. Proceedings of October 1998 conference sponsored by Organic Farming Research Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture. Focuses on current status and future prospects for organic agricultural research and education within USDA and elsewhere. Includes text of presentations on research needs from farm inspector’s perspective; data needs of the organic industry; international issues pertaining to organic agriculture; and more. 62 pp. Free. Contact Organic Farming Research Foundation, P.O. Box 440, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; phone (831) 426-6606; fax (831) 426-6670; email; website

*Pesticide Use and its Impact on Crop Ecologies: Issues and Options, 1999* Tahir Hasnain. Focuses on effects of pesticides on Pakistan’s crop ecologies. Reviews history of Pakistan’s pesticide use, problems with overuse, and ways in which pesticides interfere with ecosystems. Includes case study of cotton production. Presents basics of integrated pest management (IPM) options. 73 pp. US$2 plus postage. Contact Sustainable Development Policy Institute, P.O. Box 2342, Islamabad, Pakistan; phone (92 51) 277146, 278134-36 or 270674-76; fax (92 51) 278135; website

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