An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.
Author: Will Allen
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed—and heal—broken communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents. In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm—a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country. An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.
Promoting Social Justice Through Local and Regional Food Systems Steve
Ventura, Martin Bailkey ... The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities. New York: Gotham Books. American Planning
Author: Steve Ventura
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Category: Business & Economics
Good Food, Strong Communities shares ideas and stories about efforts to improve food security in large urban areas of the United States by strengthening community food systems. It draws on five years of collaboration between a research team composed of the University of Wisconsin, Growing Power, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and more than thirty organizations on the front lines of this work. Here, activists and scholars talk about what's working and what still needs to be done to ensure that everyone has access to readily available, affordable, appropriate, and acceptable food. This book helps readers understand how a food system functions and how individual and community initiatives can lessen the problems associated with an industrialized food system.--Back cover.
... Fellow; and author of the book The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities. Our work of over 20 years has focused on living
systems that are economically feasible and produce sustainable food year round.
Author: Gundula Proksch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies of urban farms, and inspires community and design tools for innovative operations and sustainable urban environments that produce fresh, local food. Over 70 projects and 16 in-depth case studies of productive, integrated systems, located in North America, Europe, and Asia ,are organized by their emphasis on nutrient, water, and energy management, farm operation, community integration and design approaches so that you can see innovative strategies in action. Interviews with leading architecture firms, including WORKac, Kiss + Cathcart, Weber Thompson, CJ Lim/Studio 8, and SOA Architectes, highlight the challenges and rewards you face when creating urban agriculture systems. Catalogs of growing and building systems, a glossary, bibliography, and abstracts will help you find information fast.
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work as pastor. ... See Allen's book (with Charles Wilson) The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities (New York:
Author: Norman Wirzba
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book provides a comprehensive theological framework for assessing the significance of eating. Drawing on diverse theological, philosophical, and anthropological insights, it offers fresh ways to evaluate food production and consumption practices as they are being worked out in today's industrial food economy. Unlike books that focus primarily on vegetarianism and hunger-related concerns, this book broadens the scope of consideration to include the sacramental character of eating, the deep significance of hospitality, the meaning of death and sacrifice, the Eucharist as the place of inspiration and orientation, the importance of saying grace, and the possibility of eating in heaven. Throughout, eating is presented as a way of enacting fidelity between persons, between people and fellow creatures, and between people and Earth. Food and Faith demonstrates that eating is of profound economic, moral, and spiritual significance. Revised throughout, this edition includes a new introduction and two chapters, as well as updated bibliography. The additions add significantly to the core idea of creaturely membership and hospitality through discussion of the microbiome revolution in science, and the daunting challenge of the Anthropocene.
Ibelieve we cannot have healthy communities without a healthy food system.'”
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The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities ...
Author: Jennifer A. Jordan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.
The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, U-Picks, Kids'
Activities, Lodging, Dining, Dairies, ... World Publishing, 2008) Will Allen, The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities (
Author: Jodi Helmer
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The first guidebook of its kind for the Peach State, Farm Fresh Georgia leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of almost 400 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and visited by travel writer Jodi Helmer. Here are irresistible opportunities to find farmers' markets, dine at a farm-to-table restaurant known for its chicken and waffles, buzz by an apiary, stay at an Arabian horse ranch and bed and breakfast, and visit an urban farm in Atlanta where kids build entrepreneurial skills. Organized by six state regions (Atlanta Metro, Upper Coastal Plain, Lower Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Appalachian, and Blue Ridge) and nine categories of attractions, the listings connect readers with Georgia's farms and reflect agritourism trends burgeoning in the South and the nation. Highlighting establishments that are independent and active in public education and sustainability, the book taps local food initiatives and celebrates the work of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered directly from farmers and chefs offer the farm-fresh tastes of Georgia.
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2009) Agroecology, small farms and food sovereignty. Mon Rev 61(3):102–113 ...
Author: Jeremy J. Wakeford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Oil is the lifeblood of modern industrial economies. Petroleum powers virtually all motorized transport, which in turn enables most economic activities and provides mobility for citizens. But oil is a finite resource that is steadily depleting. In the past decade, the phenomenon of global peak oil – the fact that annual world oil production must at some point reach a maximum and then decline – has emerged as one of the twenty-first century’s greatest challenges. South Africa imports over two-thirds of its petroleum fuels, and history has shown that oil price shocks generally translate into a weakening currency, rising consumer prices, increasing joblessness and a slow-down in economic activity. This book examines the implications of peak oil for socioeconomic welfare in South Africa and proposes a wide range of strategies and policies for mitigating and adapting to the likely impacts. It contains a wealth of data in tables and figures that illustrate South Africa’s oil dependencies and vulnerabilities to oil shocks. The material is presented from a systems perspective and is organized in key thematic areas including energy, transport, agriculture, macro-economy and society. The study highlights the risks, uncertainties and difficult choices South Africa faces if it is to tackle its oil addiction, and thereby serves as an example for researchers, planners and policy-makers in the developing world who will sooner or later confront similar challenges. This case study brings a fresh southern perspective to an issue of global importance, and shows how the era of flattening and then declining global oil supplies may be a pivotal period in which either the project of industrialization progressively runs out of steam, or societies are able to undertake a proactive transition to a more sustainable future.
Urban Agriculture is packed with ideas and designs for anyone interested in joining the new food revolution.
Author: David Tracey
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Urban Agriculture is packed with ideas and designs for anyone interested in joining the new food revolution. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will find advice on growing healthy, delicious, affordable food in urban settings. From condo balconies to community orchards, cities are coming alive with crops. Get growing!
Organizations such as Milwaukee's Growing Power and Detroit Summer have
partnered with cities to build farms on city-owned lots ... to healthy food, an
opportunity to share farming and cooking traditions, and a community spirit
forged through collective work for the common good. ... This is the message of the food justice movement—that all people deserve fresh, healthy food. Will Allen
calls this movement the Good Food Revolution and emphasizes economics, as
well as health and ...
Author: Apryl Uncapher
Publisher: Timber Press
“A beautifully-written, practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden.” —Green Upgrader You probably spend hundreds of dollars watering your yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—by collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. In Creating Rain Gardens, water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk you through the entire process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything you need to create a beautiful rain garden at home.
Author: Tim Ryan, CongressmanPublish On: 2014-10-14
So how do we keep America thriving? Congressman Tim Ryan may have a soft spot for chicken wings and ice cream, but he also knows the joy of farm-fresh produce and the feel of soil between his fingers.
Author: Tim Ryan, Congressman
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Health & Fitness
Today a buck gets you a quick burger (or two), but what’s the real cost of that meal? The rates of chronic disease—specifically diseases like diabetes, caused by our lifestyles—have grown exponentially in recent years, edging medical expenses ever higher while threatening to give America its first generation to actually live shorter lives than their parents. Unfortunately finding good nutrition is no walk in the park, with more and more Americans living in cities, far from a farmer’s field. To overcome distance and undercut price, we rely on industry to put dinner on the table— yet this system has valued efficiency and short-term profits over our own health and the health of our environment. So how do we keep America thriving? Congressman Tim Ryan may have a soft spot for chicken wings and ice cream, but he also knows the joy of farm-fresh produce and the feel of soil between his fingers. Here he presents easy, actionable steps that anyone can take, from starting an herb garden on your windowsill to helping implement food education in your child’s school to petitioning your elected officials. Ryan also introduces some of the current food revolutionaries, who are shining examples of people who saw a problem with how we think about food today, rolled up their sleeves, and raised a crop of positive change. The commonsense ideas in these pages come big (replacing dilapidated neighborhoods with farms) and small (sitting down for a fresh, healthy meal with your family), and each will help you improve the quality of life for you and future generations.
Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution Jennifer Cockrall-King.
Milwaukee . ( On December 31 , 2010 , Allen held a press conference in
Milwaukee to announce that Growing Power's 27,000 ... green economy that
provides good , healthy food to people who otherwise don't have the opportunity
to access it . ... And it builds and improves communities where other social
programs have failed .
Author: Jennifer Cockrall-King
Category: Social Science
Discusses how urban agriculture can help revolutionize the environmentally unsustainable modern food industry, providing evidence of thriving urban farms within "food deserts" and describing the global movement towards alternative food production.
The Happy Pear opened ten years ago when twins David and Stephen Flynn, passionate about starting a food revolution in their home town, took over their local fruit and veg shop and later opened a café.
Author: David Flynn
Publisher: Penguin UK
The No 1 bestselling cookery book in Ireland - for two years running! 'These lovely boys always create incredibly tasty food.' Jamie Oliver Let's face it: while we want to eat more fruit and veg and things we know are good for us, we sometimes fall short because we're not sure how to turn all that great produce into great food. Well, welcome to the Happy Pear way of eating - healthy but never worthy, easy but never dull, and packed with mind-blowing flavour, exciting texture and vibrant colour. The Happy Pear opened ten years ago when twins David and Stephen Flynn, passionate about starting a food revolution in their home town, took over their local fruit and veg shop and later opened a café. Their revolution has not only succeeded, but it is spreading, and The Happy Pear's fans range from young parents to pensioners, ladies-who-lunch to teens-on-the-run, hipsters to Hollywood stars. David and Stephen's first cookbook is full of irresistible recipes for everything from everyday breakfasts, lunches and dinners, to scrumptious - and yes, still wholesome! - cakes and sweet treats, to special occasion splurges. David and Stephen also tell their story (how they transformed from jocks to hippies before finally finding their groove), share their top tips for maximizing taste and goodness in food, and explain how they've succeeded in building a food business based on flavour, health and community. 'The poster boys for a healthy way of life' Sunday Times 'I love The Happy Pear ... genuinely good food that brings healthy eating in from the cold' Irish Times 'My favourite [vegetarian cookbook] ... packed with recipes, health advice and inspirational stories.'Huffington Post 'A beautifully presented book with mouthwatering photography' Woman's Way 'A healthy eating phenomenon' Mail on Sunday 'These Irish twins are on a roll' Time Out '[They] couldn't look healthier or happier ... the poster boys for vegetarianism in Ireland' The Times
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Smart Choices for a Healthy Body and a Healthy Planet Sally Kneidel, Sally
Stenhouse Kneidel, Sara Kate Kneidel, Sadie Kneidel. Chapter Five ... Behind
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They are selling to their local community , to people who know them and their
practices . They are already selling the products they grow for good prices .
Because their ...
Author: Sally Kneidel
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Proposes feasible and empowering steps for change, as well as simple and delicious vegetarian recipes.
What happens when a pioneering food activist and bestselling author sits down with 20+ of the world's leading “food revolutionaries?” A collection of 21 intimate essays on the multi-faceted food movement and a call to join in on the ...
Author: John Robbins
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
You Say You Want a (Food) Revolution? What happens when a pioneering food activist and bestselling author sits down with 20+ of the world's leading “food revolutionaries?” A collection of 21 intimate essays on the multi-faceted food movement and a call to join in on the work. Food sustainability and food ethics today. Guided by food revolutionary John Robbins, food activists, scientists, farmers, and economists come together to answer all your questions about food. How many Americans eat no vegetables at all? Do cows raised for meat impact our climate more than cars? Is it possible to be a positive food revolutionary without sounding like a self-righteous nag? Towards a healthy, sustainable future for food. In a world of food politics and genetic engineering, it’s hard to imagine a healthy and sustainable future. With a behind scenes look at the food movement, Voices of the Revolution shows how far we’ve come since Robbins started this revolution over twenty-five years ago. Each voice offers a healthy, humane, and delicious contribution to new ways of feeding the world and ourselves. Featuring the voices of: • Dean Ornish, MD, on Medicare and heart disease • Joel Fuhrman, MD, and bestselling author of Eat to Live, on diets and optimal health • Vandana Shiva, PhD, on GMOs and big agriculture companies If you enjoyed Robbins’s The Food Revolution or books like The Omnivore's Dilemma, Healthy at 100, 31-Day Food Revolution, or Letters to a Young Farmer, then you’ll love Voices of the Revolution.
There may be no series of events that would produce a food - borne revolution
faster than if food uniformity actually ... 600 people . GOOD FOOD , GOOD
BUSINESS Good food has indeed been good business for PASA and for other
similar organizations across the country . But that is only where the potential for
the sustainable business community begins . ... Businesses that understand the
connec - tion between the health ( and attitude ) of their employees and bottom -
line of the ...
How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children's Health Amy Kalafa. ordering provisions, calculating recipes and nutrition
requirements, monitoring food safety, reporting meal counts, and tracking
supplies? ... As a parent advocate, you need to maintain a level of diplomacy with
the school, which is a good reason to advocate for an ... reality of school food, but
when parents, administrators, and community leaders are all on the same page,
changes get made.
Author: Amy Kalafa
Category: Health & Fitness
There's a battle going on in school lunchrooms around the country...and it's a battle our children can't afford for us to lose. The average kid will eat 4,000 school lunches between kindergarten and twelfth grade. But what exactly are kids eating in school lunchrooms around the country? Many parents don't quite know what their children are eating-or where it came from. As award-winning filmmaker and nutritionist Amy Kalafa discovered in researching her documentary film Two Angry Moms: Fighting for the Health of America's Children, these days it's pretty rare to find a piece of fresh fruit in your average school lunchroom amid all the chips, french fries, Pop-Tarts, chicken nuggets, and soda that's being served. But what, if anything, can parents do about it? Written in response to the onslaught of requests she received from parents who saw her film and asked, "If I want to attempt to change the food culture in my kid's school, how on earth should I get started?!" this empowering book arms parents with the specific information and tools they need to get unhealthy-even dangerous-food out of their children's school cafeteria and to hold their schools and local and national governments accountable for ensuring that their growing children are served healthy meals at school. In Lunch Wars, Kalafa explains all the complicated issues surrounding school food; how to work with your school's "Wellness Policy"; the basics of self- operated vs. outsourced cafeterias; how to get funding for a school garden, and much more. Lunch Wars also features the inspiring stories of parents around the country who have fought for better school food and have won, as well as details Amy's quest to spark a revolution in her own school district. For the future health and well-being of our children, the time has come for a school food revolution.
Readers will encounter the stories of real people who have made the connection between spiritual wellness and physical health, and be inspired to begin their own journey toward God-honoring transformation using Pastor Steve’s practical, ...
Author: Steve Willis
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver brought his mini-series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, to Huntington, West Virginia, “the fattest city in America.” But long before the small town was on the chef’s radar, one pastor had already begun to pray for Huntington’s spiritual and physical transformation. Winning the Food Fight is pastor Steve Willis’ insider look at the divine timing of Jamie Oliver’s visit and a backstage pass to the events that are changing the heart and health of an all- American city. Readers will encounter the stories of real people who have made the connection between spiritual wellness and physical health, and be inspired to begin their own journey toward God-honoring transformation using Pastor Steve’s practical, biblical plan.
The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land Norman Wirzba ... For starters,
agrarians would not propose that we all become subsistence farmers growing all
of our own food. But all people, because they eat and drink, should be aware of food responsibilities and take a more active role in promoting food safety and
security. Food ... Urban agriculture, what some refer to as the “quiet revolution” in food production, is making it clear that food can be grown in a great variety of
Author: Norman Wirzba
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
With a Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver. A compelling worldview with advocates from around the globe, agrarianism challenges the shortcomings of our industrial and technological economy. Not simply focused on farming, the agrarian outlook encourages us to develop practices and policies that promote the health of land, community, and culture. Agrarianism reminds us that no matter how urban we become, our survival will always be inextricably linked to the precious resources of soil, water, and air. Combining fresh insights from the disciplines of education, law, history, urban and regional planning, economics, philosophy, religion, ecology, politics, and agriculture, these original essays develop a sophisticated critique of our culture's current relationship to the land, while offering practical alternatives. Leading agrarians, including Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Gene Logsdon, Brian Donahue, Eric Freyfogle, and David Orr, explain how our goals should be redirected toward genuinely sustainable communities. These writers call us to an honest accounting and correction of our often destructive ways. They suggest how our society can take practical steps toward integrating soils, watersheds, forests, wildlife, urban areas, and human populations into one great system -- a responsible flourishing of our world and culture.