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BOOKS

Title: At home with holistic management : creating a life of meaning
Author: Ann Adams
Published: Albuquerque, NM : The Allan Savory Center for Holistic Management , c1999

Summary: This publication specifically address family/household issues and interests. The point of this is to help people understand the holistic management process and how it can be applied in the development of personal and domestic goals.

ISBN: 0967394104
Call Number: 81.1 ADA
Subjects: Family life , Holistic management , Quality of life , Social change

Title: Collected poems, 1957-1982 :
Author: Wendell Berry
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Published: New York, NY : North Point Press , c1984
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Summary: This book contains nearly two hundred of the author's poems reflecting his love of farming, family and community.

ISBN: 0865471975
Call Number: 80.12 BER
Subjects: Farm life , Quality of life

Title: The gift of the good land : further essays cultural and agricultural
Author: Wendell Berry
Published: San Francisco, CA : North Point Press , c1981

Summary: In this collection of twenty-four essays the author deepens his advocacy of an ecologically and culturally responsible agriculture with examples of traditional farming practices, many of which demonstrate the essential interdependence between agriculture and human culture as a whole.

ISBN: 0865470529
Call Number: 80 BER
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Amish farms , Human ecology , Quality of life

Title: The Real Goods solar living sourcebook : the complete guide to renewable energy technologies and sustainable living
Contributors: Executive Editor, John Schaeffer ; edited by Doug Pratt and the Real Goods staff
Published: White River Junction, VT : Distributed by Chelsea Green Publishing Company , c1996 9th ed.

Summary: This book is a product guide and also contains articles on virutally all aspects of appropriate technology. The chapters cover independent living, land, shelter, harvesting solar, wind and hydro energy, managing energy systems, heating and cooling, water conservation, heating, and purification, energy conservation, alternatives to toxic materials in the home, home and marketing gardening, transportation and electric vehicles, livelihood and learning.

ISBN: 0930031822
Call Number: 30.9 SOL
Subjects: Ecological structures , Energy conservation , Gardening , Quality of life , Renewable energy technology , Solar energy , Sustainable living , Wind energy

Title: Rooted in the land : essays on community and place
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Contributors: Edited by William Viteck and Wes Jackson
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Published: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , c1996
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Summary: Through the essays gathered for this book, the editors advocate for a deeper understanding of community life and its importance for the health of the planet and human society.

ISBN: 0300069618
Call Number: 80.11 ROO
Subjects: Community development , Quality of life , Social change

Title: Small is beautiful : economics as if people mattered
Author: E.F. Schumacher
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Published: New York, NY : HarperPerennial , 1989 1st Perennial Library ed.
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Summary: The famed classic of alternative economics, criticizing acquisitiveness, consumption, the pursuit short-term profit, efficiency, and mass production at all costs, centralization and concentration of economic power, and the technology that supports these tendencies. The author advocates for decentralization of economic power, technology that is appropriate to small-scale operations, environmental awareness and care of the earth, and a rehumanization of work as self-fulfillment rather than a matter of production, and a reassessment of fundamental values that relate to the quality of life.

ISBN: 0060916303
Call Number: 80.1 SCH
Subjects: Quality of life , Social change , Sustainable development

Title: The unsettling of America : culture & agriculture
Author: Wendell Berry
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Published: San Francisco, CA : Sierra Club Books , 1996 3rd ed.
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Summary: The author argues against industrial agriculture for cultural as well as economic and ecological reasons, as we suffer estrangement from the land, loss of community and the disintegration of rural life.

ISBN: 0871568772
Call Number: 80 BER
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Environmental degradation , Quality of life , Rural sociology , Social change

Title: What are people for? : essays by Wendell Berry
Author: Wendell Berry
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Published: New York, NY : North Point Press , c1990
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Summary: A broad range of observations about economics, agriculture, culture, and society in the United States.

ISBN: 0865474370
Call Number: 80 BER
Subjects: Quality of life , Social change

BOOKLETS

Title: Facilitator's guide for : farmer research networks
Author: Barbara Runsmore
Published: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin , c1998

Summary: Farmer-driven organizations have sprung up around the US to share experiments and priactices on each individual farm, rallying around common problems and sharing what they have learned. This work is meant to guide extension agents and natural resource professionals as well as farmers and community citizens to learn from each other how to improve their research practices.

Call Number: 10.74 RUS
Subjects: Community sponsored research , On-farm research , Quality of life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Facilitator's guide for a whole farm planning systems case study : the Frantzen family's farm planning workbook
Contributors: Douglas B. Johnson ... [et. al.]
Published: Madison, WI : Quality of Life Project of the Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education ; Program on Agricultural Technology Studies at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison , c1997

Summary: This guide for leading a workshop on whole farm planning is a case-study of one family's approach to the planning process on their farm in Northeastern Iowa, including how the challenge of operating the farm are balanced with overall quality of life. Designed to be used with an accompanying workbook for workshop participants.

Call Number: 82 FAC
Subjects: Family farms , Family life , Farm life , Farm management and decision making , Group meeting skills , Holistic management , Quality of life

Title: Facilitator's guide for choices in agricultural technology and quality of life
Contributors: Douglas B. Johnson ... [et. al.]
Published: Madison, WI : Quality of Life Project of the Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education ; Program on Agricultural Technology Studies at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison , c1997

Summary: This facilitator's guide is for a workshop that explores how choices in agricultural technology can affect quality of life on the farm. Designed for use with a workbook for workshop participants.

Call Number: 80.12 FAC
Subjects: Farm life , Group meeting skills , Quality of life

Title: Facilitator's guide for food systems and food security
Contributors: Douglas B. Johnson, Elizabeth Ann R. Bird, Frederick H. Buttel
Published: Madison, WI : Quality of Life Project of the Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education ; Program on Agricultural Technology Studies at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison , c1997

Summary: This facilitator's guide is intended for a workshop designed to stimulate critical thinking and vigorous discussion about food systems in all of their dimensions, focusing on the juxtaposition of local self-reliance with global interdependence and how the food system affects quality of life and community well- being. Designed to be used with an accompanying workbook for workshop participants.

Call Number: 80.42 FAC
Subjects: Community development , Food systems , Group meeting skills , Local food systems , Quality of life , Social change

Title: Facilitator's guide for social capital : facilitating sustainable communities
Author: Douglas B. Johnson, Elizabeth Ann R. Bird, Frederick H. Buttel
Published: Madison, WI : Quality of Life Project of the Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education ; Program on Agricultural Technology Studies, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison , c1997

Summary: This booklet is a facilitator's aid for leading workshops in tandem with the video, Social capital and sustainability : the community and managing change in agriculture and a workbook for workshop participants. Both the video and the booklet examine the concept of social capital, the degree of solidarity, trust and mutual aid in communities of interest or communities of place, and how it can built up to improve the quality of life.

Call Number: 80.3 FAC
Subjects: Activism , Community development , Group meeting skills , Quality of life , Rural development , Social change , Sustainable development , Sustainable living

Title: Rebirth of the small family farm : a handbook for starting a successful organic farm based on the concept of community supported agriculture
Author: Bob Gregson
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Second Author: Bonnie Gregson
Published: Vashon Island, WA : IMF Associates , c1996 1st ed.
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Summary: The authors share their experiences in the creation and operation of Island Meadow Farm outside of Seattle, including a description and function of the farm, start-up requirements, key factors to success, equipment and supplies, setting up on the land, marketing strategy, crop selection and planning, starting plants, and operating a subscription farm.

ISBN: 0965223302
Call Number: 85.1 GRE
Subjects: Beginning farming , Community supported agriculture (CSA) , Farm life , Organic farming , Quality of life , Small farms

Title: When a factory farm come to town : protecting your township form unwanted development : a guide to using the interim ordinance and other tools in Minnesota's Municipal Planning Law
Author: Kristin Russell
Second Author: Anne de Meurisse
Published: Lewiston, MN : Land Stewardship Project , 1997

Summary: Many townships in Minn. are dealing with the effects of large-scale livestock and poultry operations. This guide explains how local residents and township officials can control the operations of factory farms in their communities through comprehensive planning and zoning efforts, which can begin with a moratorium on specific types of development, known as the interim ordinance in Minnesota law.

Call Number: 22 RUS
Subjects: Community development , Corporate livestock facilities , Quality of life

VIDEOS

Title: Ageing and the good life : with Helen Nearing
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1988

Publishers Number: 8803
Call Number: 80.13 AGE
Subjects: Ageing , Quality of life

Title: Crossroads in sustainable agriculture : the Perkins farm : switching gears
Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Extension Service, University of Minnesota , c1994

Summary: A farm family practicing reduced tillage, evaluates switching to an even more sustainable crop production system and changing the farm machinery to do it while weighing quality of life issues and looking to the future. Designed to stimulate discussion on farm decision making.

Call Number: 82 CRO
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Quality of life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Slow food : sustainable agriculture and responsible eating
Published: St. Paul, MN : Linda Gammell, Michal McCall, Sandra Menefee Taylor , c1997

Call Number: 50.9 SLO
Subjects: Nutrition , Quality of life , Sustainable agriculture

AUDIOCASSETTES

Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : Micronutrients & health-- dead doctors don't lie!
Author: Joel Wallach
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , 1996

Summary: The presenter argues that nutritional therapeutic concepts and approaches known in animal health can be adapted for humans, increasing longevity and reducing disease.

Publishers Number: 2015
Call Number: 80.43 WAL
Subjects: Nutrition , Quality of life


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