Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, Oct 21, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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Winner of the Nautilus 2012 Gold Award for Green Living, given to books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living, and positive social change; stimulate the imagination; and offer new possibilities for a better life and a better world.

Named by Booklist as one of the top 10 books on the environment in 2012.

Reclaiming Our Food†tells the stories of people across the United States who are finding new ways to grow, process, and distribute food for their own communities. Their successes offer both inspiration and practical advice.

Reclaiming Our Food†is a practical guide for building a local food system. Where others have made the case for the local food movement,†Reclaiming Our Food†shows how communities are actually making it happen. This book offers a wealth of information on how to make local food a practical and affordable part of everyone's daily fare.

The projects described in this book are cropping up everywhere, from urban lots to rural communities and everywhere in between. In Portland, Oregon, an organization called Growing Gardens installs home gardens for low-income families and hosts follow-up workshops for the owners. Lynchburg Grows, in Lynchburg, Virginia, bought an abandoned 6.5-acre urban greenhouse business and turned it into an organic farm that offers jobs to people with disabilities and sells its food through a local†farmers' market and a CSA. Sunburst Trout Farm, a small family business in rural North Carolina, is showing that it's possible to raise fish sustainably and sell to a local market. And in Asheville, North Carolina, Growing Minds is finding ways to help bring fresh foods into schools.†

Author Tanya Denckla Cobb offers lessons and advice straight from innovative food leaders of more than 50 food projects across the United States. Photographic essays of 11 community food projects, by acclaimed photographer Jason Houston,


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A collection of short essays that describe the success individuals and communities have created with local sustainability projects. It includes gardening, small farms, community supported agriculture ... Read full review

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Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat / by Tanya Denckla Cobb (2011) -- SUMMARY: Inspirational stories of nearly 60 grassroot food programs provide hundred ... Read full review


Growing a Grassroots Movement
Food from Home Supporting Backyard Gardeners
Community Coming Together around Food
Urban Farming Growing Food in the City
Empowerment Food Movements in AtRisk Communities
Education Food Nutrition and Agriculture in Schools
Food Heritage Preserving Cultural Identities
Sustainability Food for the Long Term
Infrastructure Building Local Food Networks

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About the author (2011)

Tanya Denckla Cobb is a writer, a professional environmental mediator at the Institute for Environmental Negotiation, and a teacher of food system planning at the University of Virginia. She is passionate about bringing people together to find common ground and create solutions for mutual gain. She co-founded a community forestry nonprofit organization, served as Executive Director of the Virginia Urban Forest Council, and†facilitated the birth of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute and the Virginia Food System Council. At home, she enjoys the restorative energy of gardening and cooking from her garden. She lives in Virginia and is the author of Reclaiming Our Food, The Gardenerís A to Z Guide to Growing Organic Food, and Organic Gardenerís Home Reference.

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