: Promotional flyer for mid-century soil conservation, ecology and nutritional education and advocacy organization Friends of the Land, featuring an essay on the organization's history and mission by prominent Ohio agriculturalist and novelist Louis Bromfield of Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio. 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; Agriculture; Social movements; Agricultural education; Soil science; Nutrition; Ecology Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);