: Short scientific essay analyzing soil types at Ohio novelist and conservation farming advocate Louis Bromfield's celebrated Malabar Farm. prepared by G. Kenneth Dotson, Chief Division of Land and Soils at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Bromfield's Malabar Farm was internationally-known as an experimental center for soil-building conservation farm techniques, such as pasture rotation, crop rotation, terracing, and green manuring. 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)