The Land Stewardship Letter is a bimonthly publication of the Land Stewardship
Project, a private, nonprofit organization. The mission of the Land Stewardship
Project is to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote
sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.Annual membership
dues are $30.
MAY/JUNE 1996 TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) "Putting Tools in Their Proper Place," a feature on Holistic Resource
Management (HRM) and its usefulness to sustainable agriculture.
2) "A Pocketful of Goal," a feature on the Brian and Carol Schultz farmily,
which is using HRM to set sustainable goals and improve communication on their
grain and livestock farm.
3) "LSP and HRM," a feature on the Land Stewardship Project's involvement with
HRM training in the Upper Midwest, including information on the upcoming
International Center for HRM gathering (Aug. 16-17 in Rochester, Minn.).
4)"Value-Driven Economics," a commentary by farmer Jim VanDerPol on how HRM can
help create decision-making models that are environmentally, socially and
5) "I'll Pass on Ornamental Grass," a commentary by Minneapolis resident Susan
Maas on America's love affair with land-wasting lawns.
6) Newsbriefs and Land Stewardship Project News.
7) "Now Comes the Hard Part," a feature by Brad DeVries on the promise a flawed
farm bill holds for sustainable agriculture.
8) "Blurring the Boundaries," a feature on an effort to recruit a beginning
grass farmer willing to showcase sustainable ag methods next to a state park.
9) Dana Jackson reviews "Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm,"
by David Mas Masumoto
10) Opportunities and Resources
11) Summer stewardship calendar