DEAR NEW FARM:
I really value the newsletter, and together with Growing for
Market, count on it to keep me up to date on issues.
I want to recommend to other readers that the tapes from
the annual Eco-Farm conference are available (www.eco-farm.org),
and I have found them a really great way to get the benefit
of that classic event (even if you can’t go). I listen
to them as I drive—they are a great resource.
Thank you for the compliment and encouragement and also for
the important work you do (www.reneesgarden.com)
to provide home gardeners with the very best varieties of
heirloom flowers, herbs, and vegetables.
We, too, find the tapes from the sustainable ag conferences
that we attend each year to be an invaluable resource. While
we generally send more than one staff member, there are invariably
multiple and overlapping workshops that we don’t wish
so miss. That’s why we generally come home from each
conference with an armload of tapes.
Dear Reader: To
see (and hear) just what Renee is talking about, check out
and audio file of a presentation given by pioneering organic
Montana wheat farmer Bob Quinn and a
transcript of a talk given by California peach farmer and
poet Mas Masumoto from last year’s Eco-Farm Conference,
as well as a rousing keynote
address by sustainable entrepreneur Paul Hawken given
at last year’s Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable
Agriculture (PASA; www.pasafarming.org)
us with comments, suggestions and questions.