The Good Food Revolution

✏Book Title : The Good Food Revolution
✏Author : Will Allen
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2012-05-10
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781101577882
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Good Food Revolution Book Summary : 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 Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.

📒Study Guide ✍ Supersummary

✏Book Title : Study Guide
✏Author : Supersummary
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2019-08-31
✏Pages : 50
✏ISBN : 1689664436
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Study Guide Book Summary : SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 49-page guide for "The Good Food Revolution" by Will Allen includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 15 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Learning from Obstacles and Lessons from the Land.

📒The New Farm ✍ Brent Preston

✏Book Title : The New Farm
✏Author : Brent Preston
✏Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
✏Release Date : 2019-03-26
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 0345811860
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The New Farm Book Summary : "The inspiring and sometimes hilarious story of a family that quit the rat race and left the city to live out their ideals on an organic farm, and ended up building a model for a new kind of agriculture. When Brent Preston, his wife, Gillian, and their two young children left Toronto ten years ago, they arrived on an empty plot of land with no machinery, no money and not much of a clue. Through a decade of grinding toil, they built a real organic farm, one that is profitable, sustainable, and their family's sole source of income. Along the way they earned the respect and loyalty of some of the best chefs in North America, and created a farm that is a leading light in the good food movement. Told with humour and heart in Preston's unflinchingly honest voice, The New Farm arrives at a time of unprecedented interest in food and farming, with readers keenly aware of the overwhelming environmental, social and moral costs of our industrial food system. The New Farm offers a vision for a hopeful future, a model of agriculture that brings people together around good food, promotes a healthier planet, and celebrates great food and good living."--

📒The Real Food Revolution ✍ Tim Ryan, Congressman

✏Book Title : The Real Food Revolution
✏Author : Tim Ryan, Congressman
✏Publisher : Hay House, Inc
✏Release Date : 2014-10-14
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781401946890
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Real Food Revolution Book Summary : Today a buck gets you a quick burger (or two), but what’s the real cost of that meal? The rates of chronic disease—specifically diseases like diabetes, caused by our lifestyles—have grown exponentially in recent years, edging medical expenses ever higher while threatening to give America its first generation to actually live shorter lives than their parents. Unfortunately finding good nutrition is no walk in the park, with more and more Americans living in cities, far from a farmer’s field. To overcome distance and undercut price, we rely on industry to put dinner on the table— yet this system has valued efficiency and short-term profits over our own health and the health of our environment. So how do we keep America thriving? Congressman Tim Ryan may have a soft spot for chicken wings and ice cream, but he also knows the joy of farm-fresh produce and the feel of soil between his fingers. Here he presents easy, actionable steps that anyone can take, from starting an herb garden on your windowsill to helping implement food education in your child’s school to petitioning your elected officials. Ryan also introduces some of the current food revolutionaries, who are shining examples of people who saw a problem with how we think about food today, rolled up their sleeves, and raised a crop of positive change. The commonsense ideas in these pages come big (replacing dilapidated neighborhoods with farms) and small (sitting down for a fresh, healthy meal with your family), and each will help you improve the quality of life for you and future generations.

📒Urban Agriculture ✍ David Tracey

✏Book Title : Urban Agriculture
✏Author : David Tracey
✏Publisher : New Society Publishers
✏Release Date : 2011-04-26
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9781550924732
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Urban Agriculture Book Summary : Urban Agriculture is packed with ideas and designs for anyone interested in joining the new food revolution. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will find advice on growing healthy, delicious, affordable food in urban settings. From condo balconies to community orchards, cities are coming alive with crops. Get growing!

✏Book Title : Twenty Writing Assignments in Context
✏Author : Melissa Bender
✏Publisher : McFarland
✏Release Date : 2017-01-11
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9781476627298
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Twenty Writing Assignments in Context Book Summary :  Twenty original, classroom-tested assignments: This innovative collection of college writing assignments explores the practical applications of each lesson. Drawing upon current best practices, each chapter includes a discussion of the rationale behind the assignment, along with supplemental elements such as guidelines for evaluation, prewriting exercises and tips for avoiding common pitfalls. The assignments are designed for a range of courses, from first-year composition to upper-division writing in various disciplines.

📒The Way We Eat Now ✍ Bee Wilson

✏Book Title : The Way We Eat Now
✏Author : Bee Wilson
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2019-05-07
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9780465093984
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Way We Eat Now Book Summary : An award-winning food writer takes us on a global tour of what the world eats--and shows us how we can change it for the better Food is one of life's great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion? Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world has undergone a massive shift from traditional, limited diets to more globalized ways of eating, from bubble tea to quinoa, from Soylent to meal kits. Paradoxically, our diets are getting healthier and less healthy at the same time. For some, there has never been a happier food era than today: a time of unusual herbs, farmers' markets, and internet recipe swaps. Yet modern food also kills--diabetes and heart disease are on the rise everywhere on earth. This is a book about the good, the terrible, and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, The Way We Eat Now explains how this food revolution has transformed our bodies, our social lives, and the world we live in.

✏Book Title : Revolutionizing Food and Space
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2014
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : OCLC:1032167676
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Revolutionizing Food and Space Book Summary : Anthropologist Rob Efird interview urban agriculture innovator Will Allen, who discusses his recent book The Good Food Revolution, the challenges and potential of intensive urban agriculture and the historical background of our broken food system.

📒Creating Rain Gardens ✍ Apryl Uncapher

✏Book Title : Creating Rain Gardens
✏Author : Apryl Uncapher
✏Publisher : Timber Press
✏Release Date : 2012-04-17
✏Pages : 208
✏ISBN : 9781604693973
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Creating Rain Gardens Book Summary : “A beautifully-written, practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden.” —Green Upgrader You probably spend hundreds of dollars watering your yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—by collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. In Creating Rain Gardens, water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk you through the entire process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything you need to create a beautiful rain garden at home.

📒Five Good Ideas ✍ Alan Broadbent

✏Book Title : Five Good Ideas
✏Author : Alan Broadbent
✏Publisher : Coach House Books
✏Release Date : 2011-11-29
✏Pages : 250
✏ISBN : 9781552452462
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Five Good Ideas Book Summary : Non-profits are big business. According to a recent Johns Hopkins report, third-sector institutions in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Japan, the U.S. and Canada have been growing at an average rate that is twice the growth rate of their GDPs. Canada is home to the second largest non-profit workforce in the world, employing 2 million paid staff and contributing $112 billion to our economy each year. We are also recognized worldwide as an important generator of ideas and agent of social change. Maytree, a Canadian foundation established in 1982, has long been immersed in the dialogue surrounding the growth of the non-profit sector. From its extensive network of non-profit, government and corporate-sector leaders, Alan Broadbent and Ratna Omidvar have amassed a collection of practical ideas for running non-profits. As the sector expands to embrace new issues, there is increased pressure for accountability, relevancy and efficiency. Practitioners are expected to be experts in a variety of fields. Five Good Ideas offers information, strategies for action and management solutions that are easy to implement and will improve how organizations function. It is a testament to what can happen when people from a variety of backgrounds get together to share their skills and knowledge.