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Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 15:06:21 EST
To: A.MCCALLA@cgnet.com, SAN@nal.usda.gov, email@example.com,
Subject: Sustainable Agriculture Lecture Series
The Accokeek Foundation At Piscataway Park
Third Annual Lecture Series
“Regenerating and Rejuvenating Soils and Community”
March 1, 8, & 14, 22, 1998 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
with an all-day symposium on cover crops & buffer zones
March 14 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Main Conference Room, The Accokeek Foundation
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, Maryland 20607
Telephone: 301-283-2113, ext. 918
Come listen, learn and participate in a highly interactive dialogue on the
topic of “Regenerating and Rejuvenating Soils and Community”--a timely
subject for organizations and individuals concerned about:
ź the security of our food supply and food system
ź the cleanliness of our drinking water and our watersheds
ź the preservation and productivity of our farmlands
ź the existence of the next generation of farms
Here’s what we have planned for our third annual lecture series:
Date: Sunday, March 1, 1998, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: J. Patrick Madden, Ph.D., President and CEO, The World Sustainable
Topic: “Making World Agriculture More Sustainable — Global Barriers and
Reasons for Hope”
A co-founder of The World Sustainable Agriculture Association, Dr.
Patrick Madden will offer an overview of the current trends in agricultural
productivity, food security and economic inequities, the political structures
behind the trends and share reasons for hope based on progress being made in
many places. Dr. Madden was professor of agricultural economics at Penn State
University for twenty years and, today, travels and speaks world wide on the
subject of sustainable agriculture.
After the lecture, he will sign copies of his new book: For All Generations-
Making World Agriculture More Sustainable.
Date: March 8, 1998 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Norman H. MacLeod, Ph.D, President, The Third World Foundation,
Topic: “Can We Renew Our Earth’s Resources?”
As President of The Third World Foundation, Inc., Dr. Norman MacLeod will
share his experience with the renewal of resources in arid wastelands. As a
result of that experience, he suggests that renewal principals learned from
the recovery of the American Dust Bowl of the ‘30s can be applied to restore
human ecosystems. But he warns a mechanistic land renewal process, will not
restore economic and community life, or revive the human spirit. His
presentation will draw on his current work in Jordan, Bangladesh, and East
Dr. MacLeod holds advanced degrees in agronomy and plant physiology from
the University of Maryland and he has worked with the Soil Conservation
Service (USDA), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, American University and the
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He founded the American
Science and Technology Corporation, Space America, and AEROS Data Corporation.
As a special feature we are hosting an all-day symposium geared towards
farmers, extension agents, and environmentalists:
“Farmers as Stewards: Riparian Buffer Zones and Cover Crops.”
March 14, 1998 9:30 am-3:30 p.m.
The symposium will feature a panel of experts who will discuss cover
crops in the morning. We will offer a tour of the Accokeek Foundation’s
Ecosystem farm. Lunch will be provided. After lunch we will explore the
topic of riparian buffer zones in the afternoon session. Two short videos
will be shown.
Resource materials and opportunites for networking will abound.
Morning speakers on cover crops are:
Dr. Marianne Sarrantonio, Assistant Professor of Agroecology, Sustainable
Systems Program, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Dr. John Teasdale, Plant Physiologist, Weed Science Lab, USDA Agricultural
Research Service, Beltsville, MD.
Dr. Jack Meissinger, Soil Scientist, Environmental Chemistry Lab, USDA
Agricultural Research, Beltsville, MD.
Mr. Shane LaBrake, Farm Manager, Ecosystem Farm, The Accokeek Foundation.
Afternoon speakers on riparian buffer zones are:
Mr. Robert Tjaden, Wye Research and Education Center, Queenstown, MD.
Dr. Patrick Kangas, Coordinator of Natural Resources Management Program,
University of Maryland.
Dr. Lori Lynch, Extension Economist, Agriculture Resource and Economics
Department, University of Maryland.
Mr. Charles (Skip) Kauffman, Vice President, The Accokeek Foundation.
The concluding lecture will be held on:
Date: March 22, 1998 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Mr. Chip Planck, Farmer, Wheatland Vegetable Farm
Topic: “40 Acres and 15 College Kids: Lessons Learned After 25 Years”
Mr. Chip Planck will share his practical expertise of using sustainable
farming methods, and marketing produce to the local community, while working
with young farmers. Growing 45 acres of vegetables with his wife and 15
college-aged seasonal workers, Mr. Planck sells their bounty at producer-only
farmers markets in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Mail to: The Accokeek Foundation
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, Maryland 20607
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by fax: 301-283-2049
Fees for the Sunday lectures are $5 for Friends of The Accokeek Foundation and
$8 for others
The fee for the Saturday Special Hands-on Symposium is $10 and includes lunch.
Make check payable to The Accokeek Foundation.
The Accokeek Foundation protects and preserves biodiversity; interprets the
cultural, historic and agricultural practices of the Tidewater Potomac;
promotes and demonstrates sustainable contemporary agricultural practices that
produce healthy food; and promotes and demonstrates sustainable land use and
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