: Essay by Ollie E. Fink, Ohio conservation educator and executive secretary of the Friends of the Land organization, illustrating the principles of mid-20th century soil scientist and professor Dr. William A. Albrecht. Albrecht, like the Friends of the Land organization, argued that "soil is the starting point in human health"; and worked to try to visually demonstrate the effect of poor soil on humans, animals and plants. The essay combines ecology, soil science, a conservation ethic and a nationalized sense of nutrition imperative in a spirit characteristic of the work of the Friends of the Land organization. The essay is used, here, as a promotional piece for the Friends of the Land. 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);