Good Food Revolution Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

ISBN-10: 1592407102
ISBN-13: 9781592407101
Edition: 2012
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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 Revolutionis the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.

Writer Eric Schlosser was born in Manhattan, New York on August 17, 1959. He received a bachelor's degree in American History from Princeton University and a graduate degree in British Imperial History from Oxford University. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The New Yorker. He has won numerous awards for his investigative journalism including the National Magazine Award and the Sidney Hillman Foundation award. His books include Fast Food Nation, which was adapted into a 2006 film; Reefer Madness; and the children's book Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food. He currenlty lives in California.

Foreword
Escape
Return
Promises
Trial By Fire
Roots
Black Flight
Beginning
A Snorting Terror Of Rippling Muscle
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Back To Earth
Sweat Equity
Black Gold
A Little Hope, A Lot Op Will
Homecomings
The Revolution
Overnight Success
New Frontiers
The Dream
Acknowledgments
Credits

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