: Short essay by Soil Conservation Service founder Hugh H. Bennett, entitled "Visit to Malabar." The essay describes Bennett's visit to Louis Bromfield's Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio -- a bastion demonstration farm for conservation principles in the 1940s and 1950s. The essay notes that it has been reprinted from THE LAND (1940-1954), a conservation agriculture arts and culture magazine run by the Friends of the Land and edited by Russell Lord. Essay most likely comes from the Friends of the Land's campaign to purchase Malabar Farm and continue its legacy as an ecological education center in the years after Louis Bromfield's death. The Friends of the Land Collection (1930-1960) contains the papers of the Friends of the Land (1940-1959), a prominent national soil conservation education organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. FOTL produced an international literary arts quarterly, THE LAND (edited by New Deal agriculture writer Russell Lord) in addition to several members' only publications (LAND LETTER) and informational pamphlets. They also hosted annual conferences; ran conservation tours, teacher training labs, and workshops; and operated as a national clearinghouse for conservation information. Ohio farmer and novelist Louis Bromfield was active in the organization. Much of the collection reflects the career and interests of FOTL Executive Secretary Ollie Fink, who was a prominent conservation education pioneer in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Conservation education; Bromfield, Louis (1896-1956); Agriculture; Soil science; Malabar Farm Places
: Mansfield (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)