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close this bookAmaranth to Zai Holes, Ideas for Growing Food under Difficult Conditions (ECHO; 1996; 397 pages)
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Open this folder and view contents1: Basics of agricultural development
Open this folder and view contents2: Vegetables and small fruits in the tropics
Open this folder and view contents3: Staple crops
Open this folder and view contents4: Multipurpose trees
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close this folderECHO development notes - issue 52
View the documentIn memoriam Scott Sherman, age 36
View the documentTropical high-altitude growing conditions
View the documentPortable gardens made from old tires.
View the documentNeem seed shelf life
View the documentHow toxic is the herbicide 2,4-d?
View the documentThe nitrogen fixing tree association
View the documentSeeds for the americas
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Open this folder and view contentsECHO development notes: issue 53
Open this folder and view contents28 additional technical notes about tropical agriculture
Open this folder and view contentsPrinciples of agroforestry
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In memoriam Scott Sherman, age 36

ECHO and Scott's family were dealt a severe blow on January 10 when Scott, ECHO's Assistant Director, died unexpectedly after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Kelly (formerly ECHO's Director of Public Relations), a two-year-old son Levi, a baby girl Hosanna Joy born in March, and his parents and sister.

Many in our network either knew Scott or corresponded with him. For the last eight years he spent over half of his work time answering the technical questions that arrive daily. He was unique in being able to spend hours at the computer writing careful replies to inquiries, or in the library or on the phone researching answers to difficult questions.

How will his death affect ECHO's ministry? He was exceptional at organizing information. A common phrase around ECHO was "Ask Scott." He would either know the answer or have it for us in a few minutes from his incredible computer databases. This trait has made the transition much easier than might be expected as we learn how to locate and use all the things he had on computer.

ECHO's 1995 Five Year Plan emphasized cross-training so that there would be no essential function at ECHO that only one person knew how to do. This has served us well in the face of this tragedy-and will be emphasized even more in the future. ECHO's technical writer, Laura Meitzner; nursery manager, Peggy Kemna; and Scott's assistant, Dan Sonke, have ably taken up the assignment of answering your inquiries.

So keep them coming. We know from Jesus' words in the Bible (John 5:24) "Most assuredly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life. He shall not come into judgment but has passed from death into life." Scott heard, believed, and worked harder than most of us to make his life like that of Christ. So our grief is moderated by the knowledge that he is now with the Lord. Return to INDEX.

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