SOUTHERN SUSTAINABLE FARMING # 11
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
P.O. Box 324, Elkins, AR 72727
Phone (501) 292-3714; E-mail: HN3551@handsnet.org
Keith Richards, Editor
SOUTHERN SUSTAINABLE FARMING is the bi-monthly voice of
the Southern SAWG, 50 member organizations working for
more sustainable agriculture in 13 Southern states.
Hard copy subscriptions via U. S. postal service:
$15 per year or $25 for two years
CONTENTS, part 3:
* PUBLICATIONS & VIDEOS OF NOTE
* CALENDAR OF EVENTS
* CLASSIFIED ADS
PUBLICATIONS & VIDEOS OF NOTE
MAKING IT ON THE FARM: INCREASING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH
VALUE-ADDED PROCESSING AND MARKETING, 1996, by Keith
Richards & Deborah Wechsler. Written for farmers who
want to take a bite out of the middlemen by bringing the
dollars for processing, packaging, labeling, and marketing
home to their farms, and for rural community leaders who
want to encourage farm-based value-added businesses in
their communities. This booklet, compiled from interviews
with Southern farmers and ranchers, includes stories of
several farmers who are adding value to their farm
products, a discussion of 10 keys to success for farm-based
value-added operations, and a list of resources. 40 pp.
$12.00. SSAWG Publications, PO Box 324, Elkins, AR
72727; 501-292-3714; e-mail: HN3551@handsnet.org.
SMART FOODS FOR A SOUND PLANET, 1996, by
Virginia Association for Biological Farming. Complete
listing of sustainable growers, markets and resources in
Virginia. $2.00. VABF, Barbara Bitters-Hall, 6015 Howard
Rd., Richmond, VA 23226.
FARMERS MARKETS '96: THE WHAT'S HOT/WHAT'S
NOT GUIDE FOR GROWERS AND MANAGERS, by
Eric Gibson. Based on interviews and questionnaires from
farmers market vendors and managers around the country,
this report reveals the latest tips and trends, including hot
products (fresh and value-added), best new display ideas,
merchandising and selling tips, farmers market promotion
ideas, as well as key issues & challenges. 8 pp. $4.00 plus
$1.00 shipping. New World Publishing, 3085 Sheridan St.,
Placerville, CA 95667. Credit card orders call 916-622-
MY FATHER'S GARDEN (video), 1995, by Miranda
Productions, Inc. Personal style documentary follows
stories of two farmers, contrasting organic grain farm in
North Dakota with conventional citrus farm in Florida.
Reviews history of pesticide intensive agriculture and
presents farmers' perspectives of that history, outlining
agrochemicals' health, environmental and economic
dangers and stressing benefits of organic farming. 60
minutes. $39.95. Bullfrog Films, Box 149, Oley, PA 19547;
800-543-3764; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VEGETABLE FARMERS AND THEIR WEED
CONTROL MACHINES (video), 1996, by Vern Grubinger
and Jane Else. From sweeps and rotary hoes to flame
weeders and home-made tools, this video demonstrates
many of the available cultivation implements. Although the
footage was shot in New England, the information
presented is applicable to smaller-scale vegetable farms in
many parts of the country. It shows how the implements
work and how producers adapt their use for production
goals and site-specific conditions. The video features
plenty of clear, up-close footage of various pieces of
machinery in use on a variety of vegetable crops. Tools
demonstrated include: Buddingh basket and finger weeders,
Lely tine weeders, rotary hoes, rolling cultivars, Bezzerides
implements, various sweeps, as well as backpack and
tractor-mounted flame weeders. Some home-made tools for
cultivating the edges of plastic mulch are also described. 75
minutes. $10.00 including postage. Make checks payable to
UVM Extension. UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture,
590 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05405-0059.
THE FARMER'S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET, 1996, by
the TVA Rural Studies and the Farm Journal. This book is
a compilation of Internet resources for farmers. 328 pp.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
August 8-11: 3rd Annual Carolina Farm Stewardship
Assoc. & Southeastern Permaculture Gathering, Arthur
Morgan School, Celo, NC. For information contact Tony
Kleese at 704-675-5783.
August 13-16: The Delta: Connecting Points of View for
Sustainable Natural Resources, Cook Convention Center,
Memphis, TN. For information contact the National Assoc.
of Conservation Districts Delta Conference at 202-547-
August 15-16: The Basics of Cooperative Economic
Development and Sustainable Agriculture Workshops,
Federation of Southern Coops Training Center, Epes, AL.
For information phone 205-652-9676.
September 1: Deadline for preproposals for research and
education grants from Southern SARE/ACE, 1109
Experiment St., Griffin, GA 30223-1797; 770-412-4788.
September 6: Florida Organic Growers Workshop,
University of Florida Citrus Research and Education
Center, Lake Alfred, FL. For information contact Jim
Ferguson at 352-392-4711 ext. 302 or Marty Mesh at 352-
September 10: Deadline for proposals for sustainable
agriculture training projects under the Southern SARE
Professional Development Program. For information
contact Roger Crickenberger at 919-515-3252.
September 28: Field To Market meeting, Virginia Beach
Farmer's Market, sponsored by the Tidewater Chapter of
V.A.B.F. For information contact Leonard Bergey at 804-
482-4712 or 482-1740.
October 9-11: Community Issues in Agriculture:
Leadership From the Ground Up, Center for Kentucky
Rural Economic Development, Somerset, KY. For
information contact Mike Score at 606-257-7272 ext. 246.
November 1-2: "Profit from Diversity" Small Farm
Seminars and Trade Show, Columbia, MO. Twenty
seminars and workshops on alternate crops and marketing.
For information contact Chuck DeCourley, Small Farm
Today magazine at 800-633-2535.
November 8-10: Carolina Farm Stewardship's Annual
Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Winthrop
University, Rock Hill, SC. For information contact CFSA
January 16-19: Southern SAWG Annual Conference &
Trade Show, Gainesville, FL. Over 20 workshops and
round table discussions, 3 farm tours, farmers' stories, trade
show, organic cotton fashion show, sustainably produced
food showcased in meals and receptions, and much more.
For information contact Jean Mills at 205-333-8504.
Reach over 5400 people working for more sustainable
agriculture. Put a classified ad in the next issue of
Southern Sustainable Farming. Ad rates: 25 cents per
word for subscribers, 35 cents per word for non-subscribers
($5.00 minimum). Phone 205-333-8504 for information.
DRIP IRRIGATION. Huge quality selection of
components; tubing, emitters, filters, timers, T-tape, etc.
Fast service and free design assistance. Call for FREE
CATALOGUE. DRIPWORKS. 1-800-522-3747.
Certified organic elephant garlic available for fall
planting. 5# bag - $30 or 50# bag - $225. Free UPS
shipping. Contact Tom Jackson, Jackson Farm, 13902
Dunn Rd, Godwin, NC 28344, ph: 910-567-2978, email:
SUPPLIES. Shade cloth--custom/bulk, row covers,
greenhouse plastic and frost fabric. G & M Agricultural
Supply Company, 5301 N. 82nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ
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