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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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Delicious, Delicious History

Read Edible Blue Ridge, Spring 2013, see P14   “Imagine this: You are eagerly anticipating a heritage food festival that lasts an entire month. Friends are buzzing. Out of-state relatives are descending on your guest room. Festival banners are flapping on main streets from Scottsville to Staunton, Louisa to Lexington. he region is about to welcome several hundred thousand foodies, who, by spending two and a half times more than the average tourist, will boost the region’s economy by nearly $300 million. Another year of Central Virginia’s ViTTLE Fest (Virginia Tasting the Terroir of Local Edibles Festival) is underway, and our region is held up as an enviable … Read More

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On the Huffington Post: Organic Food Not Just for Snobs, Dr. Oz

“… finally, we would get the straight dope on how we can eat well without breaking the bank…” Huffington Post op-ed featured here: Organic Food Is Not Just For Snobs, Dr. Oz.

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GardenWorks DuPage

It’s a rare privilege for a writer to learn that a book has changed someone’s life. Over the years, I’ve received everything from profuse thanks to cranky complaints about my books. Most anyone who takes the time to write an author is usually doing it because they were moved in some way. For example, the few complaints I’ve received are usually something like: “Love your gardening book, but why didn’t you include artichokes?!” or “I can’t believe you didn’t include rhubarb! How can you consider yourself a real gardener if you don’t grow rhubarb!” Yes, I welcome even these complaints, … Read More

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Taste for Life: “Food for Thought,” review by Lisa Fabian

A revolution is under way! Communities around the country are heeding the call of a grassroots movement that has individuals turning to local food sources, becoming backyard gardeners, giving food to those in need, and honoring the Earth through traditional agriculture. This practical handbook offers words of wisdom and encouragement on these topics and more. It’s an inspiring resource for all those who wish to join the revolution and change the way our country eats. Taste for Life, Lisa Fabian, January 2012

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Edible Nutmeg: A Conversation with Author Tanya Denckla Cobb, by K.Peterson

“The surface of the grassroots local food movement is well known to edible readers – stocked farers market stalls, local cheese on a menu, a community garden nearby, or a farm-to-tray school lunch program. The underpinnings of the movement, its foundation, is made up of people and organizations that span the country and give rise to the elements we are all so familiar with. It is these people cheap celebrex online and organizations that are at the core of Reclaiming Our Food….” Profile and interview by K. Peterson

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New U.S. Dept of Labor Rule on Youth Working on Farms Misguided

It was very hard for me to read about the new U.S. Department of Labor proposed rule on youth working on farms.  Many moons ago I worked at DOL (okay, several hundred moons ago, back in the 1980’s), where I was steeped in efforts to promote international labor rights. I worked on the U.N.’s International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and international efforts to protect children from abusive working conditions. Why is the DOL now coming out with a proposed rule against youth working on farms? While children under the age of 16 would still be able to work on farms … Read More

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Welcome to my (very first) RECLAIMING OUR FOOD Blog!

Getting Started I asked a friend for advice, and he said, “Lay out your goals and KISS – keep it simple, stupid!” It was so obvious once he said it. Yet the instant before it wasn’t at all obvious. Our food system can be like that: confusing and murky until someone says something so obvious that we all wonder why we didn’t’ see it before. Since 2006, when I began teaching food system planning at the University of Virginia,I’ve continued to be amazed by the staggering complexity of our food system. There is so much to learn about our food and … Read More

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