‘Reclaiming Our Food’ by Tanya Denckla Cobb
Named by Booklist as one of the top 10 books on the environment in 2012
By Tanya Denckla Cobb
September 2011, 320 pages
All across the country, Americans are seeking more fresh, local foods – at home, in their schools, in restaurants, and at food markets. Grassroots community food projects from Boston to Nashville to Birmingham to Seattle are rising to meet this demand. Led by innovative, creative people from all walks of life, these projects are building community by creating valuable jobs, preserving cultural traditions, building local knowledge about growing food, and educating school-children.
Inspirational stories of nearly 60 grassroots food programs provide hundreds of useful “lessons learned,” offering an enduring handbook for everyone hoping to join the movement. You’ll learn about best practices for school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, sustainable and regenerative farming. You’ll gain insights on how to work with youth, run a successful CSA or buying club, or market and sell your local food. You’ll learn important tips on creating partnerships, incubating new food businesses, selling to institutions, and even creating restaurant cooperatives.