Dear Sirs and Madams:
I was looking at sustainable agriculture topics through our local freenet,
and came across correspondence regarding Rutgers University programs
and contacted Irwin Weintraub who suggested that I post this
information on "From the Ground Up".
Last year, my partners and I, collectively called Green & Growing
Education Projects, Inc. completed a video and teacher's guide on
sustainable agriculture, now in use in grade 12 (or as they now call it
Senior II) in Manitoba and in evaluation across Canada. It was designed
with the provincial department of education, so is curriculum specific,
and both an English Language version and a French Language version were
produced. Our other partners included the World Sustainable Agriculture
Association, McGill University's Environmental Agriculture Project, and
the Toronto Food Policy Council.
Green Teacher Magazine, issue 41, p.37 called it "the best agricultural
education resource for high school audiences that we've reviewed."
I am interested in knowing if you have any suggestions as to how we
could distribute sustainable agriculture material into the United States.
We H0ave been rated by CM magazine (also a positive review,
Nov+./Dec 94, p.240) as being for ages 10-17, though one professor at the
U 0of M said it was better suited for his first year students than high
s+chool (faint praise indeed).
Yo+u can contact me electronically, though the freenet seems intermitent
a0s to how well things work, or fax us at (204) 452-9748.
An0y suggestions as to who else to contact in the electronic world would
a+lso be appreciated.
Gree0n & Growing
507+-63 Albert St