“This is one-third chicken soup for the soul, one-third chicken poop for the soil, and three thirds great stories of real people doing positive practical and transformative work with food.” — Wayne Roberts, Canadian food policy analyst and writer, former manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council
Named 1 of Top 10 Books on the Environment for 2012, by Booklist!
Nautilus 2012 Gold Green Living Award, for books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living, positive social change, stimulate the imagination, and offer new possibilities for a better life and a better world.
Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement is Changing What We Eat
*** Amazon.Com Best Seller For One Year Running ***
All across the country, Americans are seeking more fresh, local foods – at home, in their schools, in restaurants, and at food markets. Grassroots community food projects from Boston to Nashville to Birmingham to Seattle are rising to meet this demand. Led by innovative, creative people from all walks of life, these projects are building community by creating valuable jobs, preserving cultural traditions, building local knowledge about growing food, and educating school-children. Inspirational stories of nearly 60 grassroots food programs provide hundreds of useful “lessons learned,” offering an enduring handbook for everyone hoping to join the movement.
Whether you like to buy local food, raise a garden, are a beginning or experienced farmer, a school nutritionist, or economic development guru, this book can help you.
You’ll be inspired and, more, you’ll learn a host of important lessons from community food leaders of more than 50 different food projects across the U.S. Their successes offer both inspiration and practical advice.
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.
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The books featured here, and descriptions of my work as a mediator and teacher, are expressions of my core fascination with people and the world we inhabit. There is little that doesn’t interest me, though I am most drawn to working with those who seek to leave the world a better place. As a communicator, I am passionate about building understanding and helping people find ways to work together – to learn from each other and our natural world, to forgive, heal, grow, and become the best that we can be.