Bringing It To The Table

Author: Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1458758621
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Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry's caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Drawn from more than thirty years of work, this collection is essential reading for all who care about what they eat.

Local Food And Community Development

Author: Gary Paul Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317980751
Size: 35.91 MB
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Food has become an essential component in community development practice. Whether in reference to building a local or regional food system or addressing food insecurity, food has become a focus in community development approaches in many localities. Farmers markets, community gardens, farm-to-school programs, and other food-centered initiatives have been used to foster community development processes across a spectrum of desired outcomes. The surging interest in food for fostering community development draws attention to numerous applications, ranging from grassroots efforts to formal programs sponsored by the public or nonprofit sectors. These efforts are often in conjunction with local private businesses, helping create micro-businesses and supporting the small farm movement. Some regions are even considering economic development strategies of "food clusters" to promote speciality food businesses and supporting programs. This volume explores the relationships between food and community, and the various approaches for development through a selection of chapters illustrating a wide range of applications. This book is a compilation of articles published in the journal Community Development.

Locavore S Handbook

Author: Leda Meredith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762675
Size: 16.33 MB
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Leda Meredith offers practical, down-to-earth advice as she guides foodies, home cooks, and anyone else interested in the locavore movement through the process of incorporating locally grown foods into meals. Drawing from her own locavore experience, she discusses budgeting; sourcing, growing, and preserving food; shopping efficiently; and supporting local merchants and planet Earth. Everyone, including time-pressed, cash-strapped urbanites with mini-refrigerators and zero storage space, will find inspiration and a host of helpful ideas.

Cultivating Neighborhood

Author: Bryan K. Langlands
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877603
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Why have so many churches started community gardens over the past decade? Are they simply a fad? Or do community gardens somehow connect more deeply with the mission of the churches that launch them? What can churches and faith-based institutions interested in starting community gardens learn from those that have started their own gardens over the past decade? And what would it mean for a church to put Christ in the center of its community gardening efforts? In order to discern best practices for launching Christ-centered community gardens moving forward, Cultivating Neighborhood begins with a brief survey of the history of community gardens in the United States and builds a constructive theological framework for community gardening grounded in the practice of Christian hospitality. It continues with two case studies of church-sponsored community gardens and one case study of a community garden sponsored by a Christian college, all three of which were created between 2003 and 2011. The results of this research conclude with a new definition of Christ-centered community gardening and an outline of fifteen best practices for launching a Christ-centered community garden.

Surviving Technopolis

Author: Arthur W. Hunt
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621899217
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Technopolis has no end in view other than bigger, faster, newer, and more. While giving us many material benefits--at least in the short run--in its wake are spiritual loss, alienation, and devastation. These essays not only evaluate Technopolis, but also seek wisdom to cope with our new human-made environments. Positively stated, they offer suggestions on how to bring us back into balance. Some of our best wisdom in analyzing Technopolis can be found in the voices of the Christian humanists. Unlike Enlightenment humanism, which tends to be human-centered, Christian humanism is concerned with the role of humankind within God's created order. G. K. Chesterton, T. S. Eliot, J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis represent this tradition. They, and others like them, understood that technological progress with no clear telos obscures what Eliot called the permanent things. Surviving Technopolis means restoring the things closest to us--those old identity-forming institutions of home, church, and community.

Food Truths From Farm To Table 25 Surprising Ways To Shop Amp Eat Without Guilt

Author: Michele Payn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440849986
Size: 59.93 MB
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Don't believe everything you're told about food—most of it is highly misleading or completely untrue. Written by a farm and food advocate, this book identifies marketing half-truths and guides you through the aisles of the grocery store to simplify smart food shopping and restore your freedom to enjoy food. • Turns food confusion into clarity, enabling readers to have confidence regarding how to buy, prepare, and serve safe, healthy, and nourishing food • Offers an informed voice of reason to the overly sensationalized food and health arena • Provides practical tips and accurate information that allows readers to make decisions based on their own social, ethical, environmental, and health standards • Reveals why parents should not feel guilty if they cannot afford the "right" label or the "right" food when food-shopping for their family

The Seed Underground

Author: Janisse Ray
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583068
Size: 67.58 MB
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Discusses the loss of fruit and vegetable varieties and the genetically modified industrial monocultures being used today, shares the author's personal experiences growing, saving, and swapping seeds, and deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds.

Food Justice In Us And Global Contexts

Author: Ian Werkheiser
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319571745
Size: 27.81 MB
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This book offers fresh perspectives on issues of food justice. The chapters emerged from a series of annual workshops on food justice held at Michigan State University between 2013 and 2015, which brought together a wide variety of interested people to learn from and work with each other. Food justice can be studied from such diverse perspectives as philosophy, anthropology, economics, gender and sexuality studies, geography, history, literary criticism, philosophy and sociology as well as the human dimensions of agricultural and environmental sciences. As such, interdisciplinary workshops are a much-needed vehicle to improve our understanding of the subject, which is at the center of a vibrant and growing discourse not only among academics from a wide range of disciplines but also among policy makers and community activists. The book includes their perspectives, offering a wide range of approaches to and conceptions of food justice in a variety of contexts. This invaluable work requires readers to cross boundaries and be open to new ideas based on different assumptions.

La Vida Diaria En Tiempos De Jesus Daily Life At The Time Of Jesus

Author: Miriam Feinberg Vamosh
ISBN: 9780613969987
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Daily Life at the Time of Jesus" helps children understand the cultural background of those who lived in biblical times and those who wrote about it. Readers learn about the people of the time of Jesus, their routines, and their everyday life.

New Haven Chef S Table

Author: Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766646
Size: 51.21 MB
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Celebrating the Vibrant Local Food Culture of Connecticut’s Culinary Capital—With More Than 50 Recipes from Over 30 Top Restaurants Net proceeds from the sale of this book benefit The Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation (, which helps people with serious mental illness and addictions live healthy, safe, and meaningful lives in the Greater New Haven community. The CMHC Foundation believes that access to wholesome fresh food that tastes delicious and is well prepared is crucial to the health and well-being of everyone.