Change Comes to Dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators Are Revolutionizing How America Eats

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Macmillan, May 8, 2012 - Cooking - 280 pages

A fascinating exploration of America's food innovators, that gives us hopeful alternatives to the industrial food system described in works like Michael Pollan's bestselling Omnivore's Dilemma

Change Comes to Dinner takes readers into the farms, markets, organizations, businesses and institutions across America that are pushing for a more sustainable food system in America.

Gustafson introduces food visionaries like Mark Lilly, who turned a school bus into a locally-sourced grocery store in Richmond, Virginia; Gayla Brockman, who organized a program to double the value of food stamps used at Kansas City, Missouri, farmers' markets; Myles Lewis and Josh Hottenstein, who started a business growing vegetables in shipping containers using little water and no soil; and Tony Geraci, who claimed unused land to create the Great Kids Farm, where Baltimore City public school students learn how to grow food and help Geraci decide what to order from local farmers for breakfast and lunch at the city schools.

Change Comes to Dinner is a smart and engaging look into America's food revolution.

 

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Amid numerous stories about the industrial-food complex and its pitfalls, freelance writer and change.org blogger Gustafson seeks examples of what "a better food system" would resemble, traveling ... Read full review

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Must read for 2015. How are innovative farmers, food coops, and non-profit activists changing the landscape of our dinner table. Read full review

Contents

Our Country Deserves Better Than Cheetos
1
SCHOOL BUS FARM MARKET
17
ADVOCATING FOR AGRICULTURE
79
NEW FARMERS IN THE DELL
91
SEEDS OF LEARNING
103
FARMING THEIR FUTURES
117
CULTIVATING THE URBAN JUNGLE
131
ORGANIC IDYLL
189
FARMING IN AND OUT OF THE BOX
201
SURF TURF
223
GOING NATIVE
239
Room for Everything
251
Acknowledgments
259
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KATHERINE GUSTAFSON is an award-winning writer, journalist and editor whose articles and essays have been published in numerous print and online media. She has written about sustainable food, among other topics, for Yes! Magazine, The Huffington Post, Civil Eats, Change.org, and Tonic. She lives with her husband in the Washington, DC, area.

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