[permaculture] [SANET-MG] Thank you SANET and the SA community

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 12:42:57 EDT 2019

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On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 12:20 PM Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com>

> I hope many of you here will join everyone in the followup list,
> SUSTAGNET, as SANET draws to a close.
> We are all lucky to have Andy on board as list owner. I look forward to
> many more years of innovative sustainable agriculture discussion there.
> Lawrence London
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Aerial Andy Clark <andy.san.clark at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 11:40 AM
> Subject: [SANET-MG] Thank you SANET and the SA community
> To: SANET <sanet-mg at googlegroups.com>
> Dear SANET and the sustainable ag community,
> SANET has played an outsized role in the sustainable agriculture movement
> for the last 28+ years. Many thanks to the sustainable agriculture
> community for making SANET the forum for practical information,
>  discussion, debate and activism around the movement! The people in
> sustainable agriculture are the best!
> SANET was my early support system, as a bright-eyed, idealistic graduate
> student in a land-grant university where I was told that “that
> sustainable/organic ag stuff will never work.” I was so happy to find this
> community and to interact with like-minded folks all across the country,
> and the world! There were a lot of people out there interested in and
> working to implement sustainable practices! SANET sustained me during those
> early, grad school years, as did the SARE community that funded my graduate
> work in cover crops.
> Thanks are due to the USDA-SARE program (Sustainable Agriculture Research
> and Education Program <https://www.sare.org/>) for its support of SANET
> over these many years, some of them moderately tumultuous…. I will repeat
> the thanks to Kevin Gamble at NCSU for his vision and technical support in
> setting up this list. He also helped develop the first SARE website. Both
> were ahead of their time.
> Thanks, too, to Jill Auburn and others on the original Sustainable
> Agriculture Network steering committee. The concept of such a network
> originally came out of UC Davis from Jill and others, who contributed for
> many more years to a vision for sustainable agriculture and for sustainable
> agriculture communications. (Jill, of course, was also SARE director for 10
> years). SARE had been funding research for several years. How best to get
> that great information into the field? SANET was an important vehicle for
> doing that, especially in the early years. Thanks to Rob Hedberg, current
> SARE director, for his continued support and tolerance over the last ~ 10
> years.
> Then, of course, I landed my first real job after graduate school and post
> doc work --- with SARE!  --- and spent the next 23 years communicating the
> results of SARE research to the sustainable agriculture community. SANET
> was a small part of that work, but still an incredibly vibrant community
> all working to improve the sustainability of agriculture. We have made huge
> strides, but the work is not done.
> I hope that you will all join sustagnet (
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sustagnet), and encourage your
> colleagues to do so as well. I would like to see it continue to be the
> place to go for practical information, discussion and debate about
> sustainable agriculture. Thank you Larry London for taking this on. I
> retired from SARE last summer, but I have agreed to work with Larry to
> manage sustagnet. I look forward to many more years of lively discussion!
> Please be respectful!
> Andy Clark
> (formerly) SARE communications director
> www.sare.org
> andy.san.clark at gmail.com
> --
> Lawrence F. London, Jr.
> lfljvenaura at gmail.com
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