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Daily Progress: A bumper crop of ideas for local food

Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:05 am Tanya Denckla Cobb, associate director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia, discusses the benefits of increased rural and urBumper Crop of Ideas for Local Foodban gardening, as well as innovations and success stories in the local food movement, as part of her remarks at a Greater Virginia Green Building Council luncheon Tuesday at City-Space in Charlottesville.

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A Bumper Crop of New Ideas for Local Food

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Daily Progress, Charlottesville    Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:05 am Tanya Denckla Cobb, associate director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia, discusses the benefits of increased rural and urban gardening, as well as innovations and success stories in the local food movement, as part of her remarks at a Greater Virginia Green Building Council luncheon Tuesday at City-Space in Charlottesville. Photo Credit: Andrew Shurtleff/ The Daily Progress  

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Charlottesville Tomorrow: How the grassroots local food movement is changing what we eat

by Lacey Naff | Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:32 p.m. Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailShare on pinterest_share Many people in the Charlottesville area seem to value local food, but one University of Virginia lecturer said she thinks the community can take the movement one step further. “This food movement is about healing lands, neighborhoods and identities,” said Tanya Denckla Cobb, associate director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation. “It’s about how creative this movement is in finding ways to use open spaces in communities for agriculture.” Cobb shared stories from her new book, “Reclaiming Our … Read More

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Local Food Movement Crosses Disciplines, by Priscilla Melchoir

The local food movement encompasses geography, nutrition, health, economics and more. So when you buy that tomato from a local farmers market, you often tap into a system that values everything from soil science to greenhouse gasses, from childhood obesity to consumer choice. And that’s just the beginning. “It’s not a one-note Johnny,” says Tanya Denckla Cobb. “It is a symphony of concerns and voices.”  READ FULL ARTICLE  

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Excerpt in GRIT: Polyface Farm Ethics-Based Anti-Wall Street Contrarian Business Practices

Polyface Farm: Ethics-Based Anti-Wall Street Contrarian Business Practices Excerpt from Reclaiming Our Food:   “No sales targets: A classic business might set a goal for selling a thousand widgets every month. And then it strives to create markets to achieve that target. Polyface Farm has decided never to set a sales target. A classic business model might suggest that Polyface should set a target to expand by 2015 to supply three Chipotle restaurants. Polyface takes a different attitude…. ”   Read Full Excerpt

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Sustainable Traditions: Book Review of Reclaiming Our Food

[Reclaiming Our Food] is the quintessential survey of the diversity, creativity and viability of this movement. Reading this book is like going on a roadtrip with the author to meet the multitude of people and organizations that are using food as a means to renew and transform their communities…. One part photo essay, one part food system philosophy, and one part storytelling- featuring nearly 60 grassroots food projects – this is the book I have always wished someone would write to prove once and for all that there is truly a revolution happening across all our major cultural divides. There is … Read More

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5 Ways to Eat Local: Core Performance Interviews Tanya

Pete Williams – a UVa alumni (wahoowah!) – interviews Tanya about the health impacts of eating more locally, and 5 easy ways most people can choose to eat locally and make a difference. Pete Williams is a contributing writer for CorePerformance.com and the co-author of the Core Performance book series. Listen to the podcast here. And read about the 5 ways to eat local here.

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SmubHub Blog: "Reclaiming Our Food" at Greensgrow

Last Friday, Tanya Denckla Cobb, UVa Food Systems Professor and author of “Reclaiming our Food: How The Grassroots Food Movement is Changing brand viagra the Way We Eat.”, gave an energetic and hopeful talk in the greenhouse at Greensgrow Farm, which is profiled CB Surge – CB Analytics To Make You Money in her book along with other successful movers and shakers in the local food movement. Read full SmubHub’s blog

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Event discusses past, present and future of locally grown food

Increasing awareness of how closely Central Virginia’s history is tied to farms and produce was the topic of discussion at the first Central Virginia Food Heritage Gathering. 1d9f970b-pi”> Monday’s event welcomed those invested in increasing local food efforts to share stories and recipes, and to even swap seeds. “The hope of this project is that by building what we know about our food heritage we will be able to grow a local food system that promotes our food-based heritage,” said Tanya Denckla Cobb, associate director for the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia and one of the … Read More

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Daily News Progress – Growing Awareness: A New Relationship With Food

Article by David Maurer: “Ancient lines of communications are being re-established between growers and urban dwellers at bustling farmers’ markets nationwide. Chickens cluck and peck happily in backyards of Charlottesville homes, and in major metropolitan settings such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. Vacant lots in inner cities that once were open trash dumps now produce fresh, wholesome herbs, fruits and vegetables. These examples are not the illusionary hopes of back-to-the-earth visionaries, but realities occurring coast to coast. In a remarkable awakening, people of all ages and backgrounds are realizing something has gone terribly wrong with our commercially produced … Read More

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