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Reclaiming Our Food

How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat
Cobb, Tanya Denckla (Book - 2011)
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Reclaiming Our Food
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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,
Authors: Cobb, Tanya Denckla, 1956-
Title: Reclaiming our food
how the grassroots food movement is changing the way we eat
Publisher: North Adams, Mass. : Storey Pub., c2011
Characteristics: 320 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Tanya Denckla Cobb ; foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan ; photo essays by Jason Houston
Contents: Food and community: 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 at-risk communities
Education: food, nutrition, and agriculture in schools
Food heritage: preserving cultural identities
Sustainability: food for the long term
Infrastructure: building local food networks
ISBN: 1603427996
Branch Call Number: 641 C6537r 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Local foods United States Community gardens United States Organic gardening United States Vegetable gardening United States
Topical Term: Local foods
Community gardens
Organic gardening
Vegetable gardening
LCCN: 2011020050
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Oct 08, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Exciting book! Everything from urban gardening to raising chickens to bee keeping! I wish I could keep some ducks, it would keep down insects in my garden!


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