Seminar Resource Kit On Agricultural Chemical Alternatives

Publisher:  Earthcare, Box 1048, Wynyard, Saskatchewan S0A 4T0
Year Published:  1982  
Pages:  54pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2428

Earthcare is a Saskatchewan organization dedicated to developing agricultural alternatives.

Abstract:  Earthcare is a Saskatchewan organization dedicated to developing agricultural alternatives. Earthcare's motto is: "The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings."

Earthcare representatives have been involved in an "Agriculture Conference Committee" for several years. The main activity of the committee has been to organize five conferences on agricultural chemicals and alternatives to chemicals; the first conference was held in 1977.

During the same time period that this committee has been active, many smaller, similar events have been organized at the local level by concerned consumers and producers. The Agriculture Conference Committee has decided to temporarily suspend its annual Conference and instead direct more of its activities towards support for local events on chemicals and alternatives. The result of this new direction is the Seminar Resource Kit on Agricultural Chemical Alternatives. This 54-page kit provides extensive information to assist local persons and groups in setting up their own programs; the kit provides information on techniques for organizing programs as well as suggestions for resource people and materials for local events.

Those in Saskatchewan, interested in organizing local discussions on alternatives in agriculture, can obtain a copy of this kit from the Extension Department, University of Saskatchewan, Regina Saskatchewan. In addition, all community colleges in Saskatchewan have copies available and are prepared to assist persons in organizing programs.

Earthcare has published other materials related to its work and also publishes a regular newsletter.

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