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Urban groups across Boston volunteer on farms

theMOVE organizes reflective farm-volunteer workdays for diverse urban groups across Metro Boston, to connect folks hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us

How do we go about this work?
We conduct heavy outreach to attract new groups to the experience, we coordinate their trips from start to finish, we lead reflective exercises to enhance the learnings and exchanges folks gain, and we follow up with participants to encourage next steps towards community engagement and sustainable living.

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July 3, 2012   Comments Off on Urban groups across Boston volunteer on farms

The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet


Published June 5, 2012.

Debating the Local Food Movement. Author is essentially arguing that local food is fundamentally incompatible with urbanism.

By Emily Badger
The Atlantic Cities
July 2, 2012

Excerpt:

Pierre Desrochers gleefully introduces himself as the bête noir of Canadian local-food activists. An economic geographer at the University of Toronto Mississauga, he has written a book (co-authored with his wife, Hiroko Shimizu), that attempts to eviscerate the movement’s main arguments, from its economic rationale to its environmental one. Even the book’s title is an upper cut aimed at local food’s leading “agri-intellectual,” the prolific Michael Pollan. The Locavore’s Dilemma, Desrochers has styled his counterargument, with this baiting subtitle: In Praise of the 10,000-mile diet.

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July 3, 2012   3 Comments