RE: Rural Community Development
Janet Bachmann (email@example.com)
Sun, 30 Jan 1994 15:33:57 -0600 (CST)
> Two resources for rural community development that I recommend
> Take Charge: Economic development in Small Communities, Empowering
> Rural Communities in the 1990's. A notebook format includes
> materials to use in a series of community meetings, and emphasizes
> local and human resources. Available from North Central Regional
> Center for Rural Development, 216 East Hall, Iowa State University,
> Ames, IA 50011-1070. Cost - $12.00.
> Alternatives for the 80's was a University of Missouri project that
> developed, among other things, a Tool Kit for Alternative Economic
> Development. The project was designed to discover ways that people
> and communities can create jobs by finding new and better uses for
> Missouri's resources, identifying substitutes within the state for
> imported products, increasing the economic values of locally
> produced goods and services, developing supplemental income sources
> for families through creation of home-based business opportunities.
> I do not know the current status of the project . . . But the
> contact address and telephone were 101 Sociology Building,
> University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, 314/862-6358.
> I believe our view of sustainability must include the connections
> between healthy farms and healthy communities. Wendall Berry is
> one of the most literate proponents of this viewpoint. His
> presentation at the January 22-23 meeting of the Southern
> Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is available on tape for $8
> from Morris Media Associates, 4306 Wildridge Circle, Austin, TX
> Please let me know what new information you receive in answer to
> your question.
> Janet Bachmann
> Fayetteville, AR