John Lozier wrote:
>I'll be playing my harp at a farm celebration tomorrow near Grantsville,
>MD, and right now I'm wishing for a bright and timely kind of sustainable
>ag info sheet that I could distribute to the general public. Brief,
>up-beat, timely. Does anyone have such a thing? Or can I find something
>to download from the web?
>My concept is to have one sheet, two sides, nice graphics, big print. Bite
>sized items, but solid and sourced. Front side would have hot current
>stuff like the GE, Codex Alimentarius, growth of organic market, etc. Back
>side has background info that doesn't need to change in 3 weeks or 3
>months: compost, grazing, CSA's, etc. The key thing for me is to make it
>encouraging, hopeful, not polemic. Pointed, but still respectful of the
>diversity of views in a small community.
I suggest the /Power Eater's Guide to Organic and Sustainable Food/,
published by CIAS. Probably more as a model for other efforts, John,
since about 2/5 of the info in it is local to Madison and Wisconsin.
Printed on five different brightly colored cardstocks, 5 1/4 x 11,
the /Power Eater's Guide/ is subtitled "Change the world and your
foodshed with a fork, wallet, and brain." It provides a brief
introduction to key concepts, including "Walk the Walk" (where
locally [Madison] to purchase locally, organically, sustainably
produced foods"), "Talk the Talk" (definitions of terms including
"organic," "sustainable ag," "foodshed," etc.), "Be a Power Eater"
(actions people can take to support locally, organically, sustainably
grown foods), "See the Big Picture" (some brief, compelling facts on
farmland loss), and "Know the Local Terrain" (key organizations doing
sustag work in Wisconsin).
It's too late for you to get some of these (if interested) for
tomorrow, but for future reference, contact my colleague John
Hendrickson for copies:
Also, fyi, John H. and I are preparing some offspring
publications--same tone, audience, and format--in a series we're
calling "Meal Tickets." These will be issue oriented. We're working
on two right now--one on energy use in the food system, and one on
where the consumer food dollar goes. Our deadline for the first two
is the third week of September.
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