Paull, John (2009) The Living Soil Association: Pioneering Organic Farming and Innovating Social Inclusion. Journal of Organic Systems, 4 (1), pp. 15-33.
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The Living Soil Association of Tasmania (LSAT) (1946-1960) pioneered the concepts of organic food and farming in Australiaʼs smallest state, for the decade immediately after WWII. The LSAT was one of the worldʼs first organisations to promote organic farming. It was preceded by New Zealandʼs Humic Compost Society (founded in 1941), the Australian Organic Farming and Gardening Society (1944), Australiaʼs Victorian Compost Society (1945), and Englandʼs Soil Association (1946). The Tasmanian Association engaged, or was officially affiliated, with each of these four organisations. The LSAT actively courted and recruited a broad spectrum of organisations and government departments, particularly those with interests, or responsibilities, in agriculture, health, and education. The Association consistently sought a co-operative approach while avoiding a confrontational approach. An innovation of the LSAT was the provision for ʻJunior membersʼ; the LSAT constitution included separate and specific Objects for Junior Groups, one of which was for school children to eat organic food.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Keywords:||Soil Association, Living Soil Association of Tasmania, LSAT, Australian Organic Farming and Gardening Society, New Zealand Humic Compost Society, Victorian Compost Society, Organic Farming Digest, Farm and Garden Digest, Eve Balfour, Henry Shoobridge, Australia, Tasmania, history of organic farming, organic pioneers.|
|Subjects:||"Organics" in general|
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Australia
"Organics" in general > History of organics
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > United Kingdom
|Research affiliation:|| Australia|
Australia > Australian National University
|Deposited By:||Paull, Dr John|
|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2009 07:07|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:41|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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