> I am interested in the topic of sustainable community development and would
> like to know what kind of info you receive as a result of your request. I
> have one document, called "Greenprint for a Sustainable Economy" or
> something like that. I think I have more than one copy left and I could
> send you one if I do. This is a handbook that was written in 1990 at the
> end of Jim Hightower's term as Commissioner of the Texas Department of
> Agriculture. It is packed with new ideas, most of which did not have a
> chance to be implemented because of the change in administrations. If you
> send me a mailing address, I could send you a copy if I have an extra one.
> I doubt you could get one from the TX agency. Could you also keep me
> informed of what materials you collect? I am finishing my graduate studies
> and am currently conducting research in sustainable agriculture as a rural
> development strategy. Many thanks!
You can probably locate a copy of Hightower's book by 1) contacting the
Texas Dept. of Agriculture in Austin Texas or more likely; 2) call Lonnie
Jones (409) 845-2110, Extension Ag. Econ., CRD at College Station; finally
3) call the Extension Service Admin and ask for the State Community
Resource Development Specialist. As an extension agent in the late 70's,
I was exposed to the CRD program there. It seemed to be better developed
(exposure ?) than what I see in Alabama, today. BTW, Hightower may have
had decent support amongst the suburbanites of TX, but, at least amongst
the small farmer/rancher pop. I knew in northeast TX, the ag. community
did not think much of his abilities.