Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Storey Publishing Release: Reclaiming Our Food
Storey Publishing is proud to announce the release of Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat by Tanya Denckla Cobb (along with a foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan and photo essays by Jason Houston).
Over the last decade a food revolution has taken place: more and more people are turning to local sources for the food they eat. Whole communities are participating in farming, gardening, and networking initiatives to help more people access fresh, healthful food that doesn't arrive on a train, plane, or tractor trailer.
In Reclaiming Our Food, author Tanya Denckla Cobb offers an in-depth analysis of how groups throughout the United States are creating sustainable ways to provide local food. From Community GroundWorks in Madison, Wisconsin, to Greensgrow Farms in eastern Philadelphia, from Lynchburg Grows in Virginia to Nuestras Raices in Holoke, Massachusetts, readers will learn about the motivating vision and people behind each organization. They will also find advice and guidance on everyday issues such as distribution, working with at-risk populations, fostering community, providing therapeutic assistance, and building the infrastructure to maintain new initiatives.
Powerful photo essays by photographer Jason Houston tell the stories of twelve more projects, including a community-supported fishery in Beaufort, North Carolina, that distributes locally harvested fish to its members; a foraging organization in San Francisco whose deliveries might include anything from wild mushrooms to acorn flour; and a beef cooperative that markets natural products from several farmers under one brand to build recognition.
Through the voices of the people on the front line, Reclaiming Our Food provides insightful commentary on the grassroots local-food movement across the country. The result is a practical handbook that will empower community activists and planners, schools, small farmers, and the leaders of other food related initiatives, while also serving as a reference and inspiring resource for students, policymakers, and community leaders seeking an understanding of what is happening and what is required to keep it on course.
Join the ongoing discussion on the Reclaiming Our Food facebook page!