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Pesticide-induced Disruptions of Agricultural Ecosystems, 1995, by Kathleen Walker, James Liebman and William Pease. 52pp. $12.00 (U.S., make cheque payable to U.C. Regents). California Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia Street, Suite 412, Berkeley, CA 94704. Phone (510) 642-5514; fax: (510) 642-8793.

 

"Making the Connection: a Community Supported Agriculture Handbook for Producers." $25.00 (U.S.) + $5.00 shipping and handling (payable to UC Regents). UC Cooperative Extension, Attn: CSA Handbook, 11477 E Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603.

 

"Increasing Organic Agriculture at the Local Level: A Manual for Consumers, Grocers, Farmers and Policy Makers." $18.00 (U.S.) A 100-page book promoting a sustainable, healthful food system. Community Environmental Council, 930 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.

 

"Intensive Agriculture and Environmental Quality: Examining the Newest Agricultural Myth." $4.00 (U.S.) Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, 9200 Edmonston Rd, #117, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Phone: (301) 441-8777.

 

"Alternatives in Agriculture." $10.00 (U.S.) + $2.00 shipping and handling. 1995 report published by Thompson On-Farm Research and Wallace Institute includes new information on fertility, weed management and economics. Thompson On-Farm Research, 2035 190th St., Boone, IA 50036. Phone: (515) 432-1560.

 

"Biological Control: Learning to Live with the Natural Order" (video). Free. Educational film for elementary through high school describes classical biological control practices and history, and mentions hazards of agrochemical-intensive farming. USDA, National Biological Control Institute, 4700 River Road, Unit 5, Riverdale, MD 20737. Phone: (301) 734-4329. E-mail: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/nbci/nbci.html.

 

"Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Periodicals, 1995." Free. National Agricultural Library, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, 10301 Baltimore Boulevard, Beltsville, MD 20705. Phone: (301) 504-6559; e-mail: afsic@nalusda.gov. Also available online: gopher<gopher.nalusda.gov>;<http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/AltFarm>.

 

"Agroforestry and Sustainable Systems: Symposium Proceedings." Free. From an August 7 - 10, symposium in Fort Collins, CO. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, National Agroforestry Center, Lincoln, NE 68583-0822. Phone: (402) 437-5178.

 

Community Supported Agriculture . . . Making the Connection a 1995 Handbook for Producers, University of California Cooperative Extension Placer County and Small Farm Center, UC Davis. 198 pages. $25.00 + 5.00 shipping. UC Cooperative Extension, CSA Handbook, 11477 E Avene, Auburn, CA 95603. Shirley Johnson, Office Manager, Placer County UCCE (916) 889-7385; fax: (916) 889-7397; e-mail: ceplacer@ucdavis.edu.

 

"Agricultural Sustainability: Economic, Environmental and Statistical Considerations," Customer Service Department Distribution Centre, Southern Cross Trading Estate, 1 Oldlands Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO 22 9SA.

 

Farm Scale Composting, $10.00 (U.S.). BioCycle, 419 State Avenue, Emmaus, PA 18049.

 

Quality Pasture, How to create it, manage it, and profit from it by Allan Nation. Softcover, 288pp. $32.50 (U.S.) + $3.50 shipping and handling. Quality Pasture, Stockman Grass Farmer, PO Box 9607, Jackson, MS 39286. Phone: 1-800-748-9808; fax: (601)981-8558.

 

Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence, 1995. Raoul A. Robinson. 500 pp. $29.95 (U.S. plus $4.00 U.S. shipping; add 7.25% sales tax in California). Explains how groups of farmers can work together to breed crops with effective resistance to locally important pests and diseases. adAccess, P.O. Box 2008, Davis, CA 95616. Phone (916) 756-7177 or (800) 235-7177; fax: (916) 756-7188; e-mail: agaccess@davis.com.

 

Approximately 57 million pounds of pesticides are used annually in North America's Great Lakes basin, more than half of which - more than 30 million pounds - are considered probably or possible human carcinogens by the U.S. "Reducing Reliance on Pesticides in Great Lakes Basin Agriculture." To order Executive Summar or to be included in mailing list for final WWF report, contact Debra Moyer, WWF-US, 1250 24th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037. Phone: (202) 778-9690; e-mail: +r%wwfus@mcimail.com.

 

Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture, Miguel Altieri. $26.00 (U.S.) This 1995 edition updates Altieri's 1989 book. Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301. Phone: (303) 444-3541.

 

The Food System: A guide, 1995. Geoff Tansey and Tony Worsley. 224pp. $24.95 (U.S.) Examines global food system in terms of biological, cultural, economic and political forces, and investigates how food system of industrial countries alters and subsumes developing countries' food systems. Island Press, Box 7, 24850 East Lane, Covelo, CA 95428. Phone: (707) 983-6432; fax: (707) 983-6414; e-mail: ipress@igc.apc.org.

 

Pesticide Reduction in the Great Lakes Basin is available from Deb Moyer, World Wildlife Fund, (202) 778-9690; e-mail: moyer+r%wwfus@mcimail.com.

 

Agroforestry and Sustainable System: Symposium Proceedings, is available from USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, National Agroforestry Center, East Campus-UNL, Lincoln, NE 68583-0822. Phone: (402) 437-5178.

 

Our Field: A Manual for Community Shared Agriculture is $15.00 from Tamsyn Rowley, Department of Environmental Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. Phone (519) 824-4120 ext. 3675; e-mail: trowley@envsci.uoguelph.ca.

 

How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine, 5th Edition, 1995. John Jeavons. Describes intensive organic crop production practices for small land plots, including soil preparation, composting fertilization, companion planting and encouraging beneficial insects. Addresses questions of sustainability and food availability, and includes 35 page bibliography of organic crop production resources. 201pp. $19.95 (U.S.) Ecology Action,5798 Ridgewood Road, Willits, CA 95490. Phone: (707) 459-0150; fax: (707) 459-5409.

 

"Biologically Based Technologies for Pest Control," a report by the Office of Technology Assessment (S/N 052-003-01449-1), is $14.00 from New Orders, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. Phone: (202) 512-1800.

 

"Profitable Dairy Options" is free from Andy Clark, Sustainable Agriculture Network Coordinator, Room 304, National Agricultural Library, 4th floor, USDA/ARS, 10301 Baltimore Blvd., Beltsville, MD 20705-2351. Phone (301) 504-5724; e-mail afsic@nalusda.gov.

 

3rd Edition/Sustainable Agriculture Directory of Expertise, with 723 entries, is $18.95 from Sustainable Agriculture Publications, Hills Building, Room 12, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. Phone: (802) 656-0471.

 

"Biological Control of Insect Pests Using Pest Break Strips," a publication of the Naturfarm Conversion Project, is available from Nature Farming Research and Development Foundation, 6495 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc, CA 93436. Phone: (805) 737-1536.

 

 

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