Local Food: How to Make it Happen in Your Community

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Transition, 2009 - Community development - 216 pages
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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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User Review  - TransitionTownPete - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - WJ Gunning - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Tamzin Pinkerton has an academic background in Social Anthropology and Human Rights. Tamzin has been involved in various Transition Town Totnes 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, the co-founder of the Transition Network and founder of Transition Town Totnes, has been a teacher of permaculture and natural building for many years. He now lives in Totnes in Devon, the first Transition Town in the UK, from where he coordinates the Transition Network.

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