Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat

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Storey Publishing, Oct 21, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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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. Discover how abandoned urban lots have been turned into productive organic farms, how a family-run sustainable fish farm can stay local and be profitable, and how engaged communities are bringing fresh produce into school cafeterias. Through photographic essays and interviews with innovative food leaders, you’ll be inspired to get involved and help cultivate your own local food economy. 

 

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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

Contents

Foreword
6
Growing a Grassroots Movement
8
Food from Home Supporting Backyard Gardeners
11
Community Coming Together around Food
40
Urban Farming Growing Food in the City
73
Empowerment Food Movements in AtRisk Communities
104
Education Food Nutrition and Agriculture in Schools
145
Food Heritage Preserving Cultural Identities
171
Sustainability Food for the Long Term
199
Infrastructure Building Local Food Networks
242
Notes
297
Acknowledgments
305
Resources
306
Contributors
316
Index
317
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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 and The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food.

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