|Food from Dryland Gardens - An Ecological, Nutritional, and Social Approach to Small Scale Household Food Production (CPFE, 1991)|
The Center for People, Food and Environment (CPFE) is a non-profit organization devoted to research, education, and action for sustainable food systems. We believe that local control and self-reliance, social equity, cultural and biological diversity, and environmental conservation are essential ingredients of sustainable food systems.
FOOD FROM DRYLAND GARDENS is the first major project of CPFE. The authors of this book are co-directors of CPFE. Organizations or individuals interested in knowing more about CPFE can write to us.
We hope that those of you who use this book will take the time to tell us what you find most helpful, and will give us your suggestions for improvements.
If you have information that is relevant, including your own reports and observations, we would appreciate hearing from you and receiving copies of written works. We have found four types of information most useful in writing this book:
a) reports of basic or applied research (from anthropology to hydrology) relevant to dryland household gardens,
b) reports of how people in drylands are gardening, and the impact of gardens on nutrition, income and community development,
c) manuals for field workers in related areas such as irrigation,
d) reports of garden projects, including brief personal narratives, giving some detailed information on assessment, implementation, and evaluation.
We would be grateful for any information of this sort you could share with us. We will fully acknowledge the source if any of the information you send us is used in subsequent editions or other publications. So let us hear from you. Write to:
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