The Local Food: How to Make it Happen in Your Community
So you buy your vegetables as locally as possible, eat organic and seasonal food where you can, and are perhaps even coming to grips with managing an allotment. However, as the scale of the recession and rising fuel prices start to be keenly felt, you may be wondering what else you can do? Local Food offers an inspiring yet practical guide to what can be achieved if you get together with the people on your street, the people in your village, town or city. It is an exploration of the potential power of working collaboratively. Drawing on the practical experience of Transition initiatives and other community initiatives around the world, this guide powerfully shows how by working together the results can be far greater than the sum of their parts. Local food guides, Community Supported Agriculture schemes, community gardens, even the creation of local currencies to support local food production, are all explored here, with all the information you will need to get started. An explosion of activity at community level is urgently needed, and this book is the ideal place to start.
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Many people already buy their vegetables as locally as possible, eat organic and seasonal food where they can, and are perhaps even coming to grips with managing an allotment. However, with current economic pressures and mounting concerns about peak oil and climate change, there is a growing feeling that we need to do more to reduce dependence on the global market. Local Food offers an inspiring yet practical guide to what can be achieved if you get together with the people on your street, the people in your village, town or city. It explores a huge range of initiatives for rebuilding a diverse, resilient local food networks including community gardens, food co-operatives and Community Supported Agriculture schemes, and includes all the information you will need to get ideas off the ground. Drawing on the practical experience of Transition initiatives and other community projects around the world, Local Food demonstrates the power of working collaboratively. In today's culture of supermarkets and food miles, an explosion of activity at community level is urgently needed. This book is the ideal place to start. The Authors: Tamzin Pinkerton has an academic background in Social Anthropology and Human Rights. Tamzin has been involved in various Transition projects, including coordinating the schools project Transition Tales, working with a local secondary school, and helping organize Transition Town Totnes. She now lives in Weybridge, Surrey with her daughter. Rob Hopkins has been a teacher of permaculture for many years; he is co-founder of the growing Transition Network and author of the best-selling The Transition Handbook. He is a lobbyist and national campaigner who is raising awareness of our need to build resilient communities in the face of peak oil and climate change. In June 2009 he won the Observer Ethical Award for Grassroots Campaigner.
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This is a timely and pertinent book in today's food conscious world. The reader is offered inspiring and practical ways to create change in our food system starting with neighbors and the local ...
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