: Reprint essay on water conservation education by Ohio conservation educator and State Department of Education conservation curriculum specialist Ollie E. Fink, from the proceedings of the International Technical Conference on the Protection of Nature. Fink's essay discusses the importance of a citizens' conservation education program. 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.
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: Conservation education; Environmental education; Agriculture; Soil science; Societies and clubs; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);