Change Comes to Dinner How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators Are Revolutionizing How America Eats

ISBN-10: 0312577370

ISBN-13: 9780312577377

Edition: 2012

Authors: Katherine Gustafson

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A fascinating exploration of America’s food innovators, that gives us hopeful alternatives to the industrial food system described in works like Michael Pollan’s bestsellingOmnivore’s DilemmaChange Comes to Dinnertakes readers into the farms, markets, organizations, businesses and institutions across America that are pushing for a more sustainable food system in America. Gustafson introduces food visionaries like Mark Lilly, who turned a school bus into a locally-sourced grocery store in Richmond, Virginia; Gayla Brockman, who organized a program to double the value of food stamps used at Kansas City, Missouri, farmers’ markets; Myles Lewis and Josh Hottenstein, who started a business growing vegetables in shipping containers using little water and no soil; and Tony Geraci, who claimed unused land to create the Great Kids Farm, where Baltimore City public school students learn how to grow food and help Geraci decide what to order from local farmers for breakfast and lunch at the city schools.Change Comes to Dinneris a smart and engaging look into America’s food revolution.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 5/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

Introduction: Our Country Deserves Better Than Cheetos
Local is as Local Does
School Bus Farm Market
An unusual small business brings farm-fresh to the city
Locavore Montana
A local-food economy grows in Big Sky country
Institutionalized
The biggest buyers flex their localizing muscle
Cultivating the Internet
The Web connects growers and eaters
Green Thumbs
Advocating for Agriculture
Determined organizers help new farmers succeed
New Farmers in the Dell
Training and outreach programs draw diversity to the fields
Seeds of Learning
Inspired educational efforts bring kids closer to their food
Farming Their Futures
Field-based learning prepares students for agricultural careers
Growing Empowerment
Cultivating the Urban Jungle
Advocates fight to bring food and fairness to inner cities
To Market, to Market
Incentives bring fresh food to the poor and income to local fanners
Putting Down Roots
Gardening programs offer a connection to community and place
From Prison to Prep Cook
Food production offers hope and opportunity
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Organic Idyll
Organic farms keep an alternative agricultural vision alive
Farming In and Our of the Box
New fanning technologies try to redefine sustainability
Surf & Turf
Aquaponics and mobile slaughter offer humane, eco-friendly proteins
Going Native
Foodies, farmers, and desert dwellers promote diverse crop species
Conclusion: Room for Everything
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
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