Earthcare

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2604

Abstract:  EARTHCARE is a Saskatchewan organization dedicated to developing agricultural alternatives. Their motto is: " The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings." Earthcare: Ecological Agriculture in Saskatchewan is a book written and published by 1981 by this group. The book reflects the growing concern among farmers about declining soil resources and the negative effects of agricultural chemicals. It relates specifically to the climate and soil conditions of the Prairies.

EARTHCARE'S most recent Agricultural Conference was held in Regina in March 1982 on "Marketing Organic Food." Government marketing standards have supported farmers who use recognized commerical agriculture chemicals and thus have effectively prevented organic growers from marketing their produce except in a very limited way. The 1982 Agriculture Conference was an opportunity for consumers, producers, and marketers to get together and explore ways of dealing with the problems and potentials of marketing organically grown foods.

[abstract published 1982)
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