Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Author Event: Tanya Denckla Cobb

Meet the author of Reclaiming Our Food, Tanya Denkla Cobb!
She will be at two events this Saturday (see below for details).

More and more people are seeking out local food, and Reclaiming Our Food tells the stories of more than 50 groups across North America that are finding new ways to provide local food for their communities. For example, Growing Gardens in Oregon installs home gardens for low-income families and hosts follow-up workshops for the owners. Lynchburg Grows in Virginia bought an abandoned urban greenhouse business and turned it into an organic farm that employs people with disabilities and sells its food through a local farmers’ market and a CSA. And Sunburst Trout Farm, a small family business in North Carolina, is showing that it’s possible to raise fish sustainably and sell to a local market. Photo essays by acclaimed photographer Jason Houston bring the local food movement to life in unforgettable images. This practical handbook will empower and inspire community activists and planners, schools, small farmers, and everyone who wants to increase his or her community’s access to food that doesn’t arrive on a train, plane, or cargo ship.

"With a keen ear and thoughtful insight, Tanya Denckla Cobb not only showcases some of the most promising work, she explores the motivations and theoretical models that are leading the charge to fundamentally and permanently transform the way we grow and eat food."
— Charlie Jackson, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Tanya Denckla Cobb,
author of Reclaiming Our Food

2nd Annual Seed Exchange
Saturday January 28th, 10:00 a.m.

Book Signing Event
Saturday January 28th, 1:30 p.m.
Winchester Book Gallery (see event on Facebook)
185 North Loudoun St. Winchester, VA 22601

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