- Paperback: 372 pages
- Publisher: Prometheus Books; 1st edition (Feb. 21 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781616144586
- ISBN-13: 978-1616144586
- ASIN: 1616144580
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2 x 21.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution Paperback – Feb 21 2012
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"All over the world I’ve watched urban dwellers begin to figure out that they can start growing food, too. It’s one of the loveliest trends on earth, and Jennifer Cockrall-King does a fine job of capturing its tremendous growth."
-BILL MCKIBBEN, Author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
"Today’s industrial food systems are unsustainable and harmful to communities all over the world. This insightful book delves deeply into the problems and solutions that will come to define food in the years ahead."
-CHEF MICHAEL SMITH, Author and Food Network (Canada) host
"It seems that all the slick, trendy publications, sites, and bloggers have recently discovered the idea of urban agriculture. As Cockrall-King points out, this is not a new movement at all. Quietly, many communities have encouraged growing food in the city as a way both to produce delicious, unprocessed food and to help foster an environmental awareness and ethos. This book is full of great examples and resources for city dwellers. After reading it you’ll want to round up your neighbors and start planting!"
-JOHN ASH, James Beard Award–winning author and chef
"At a time when most of us strive to reconnect with the source of our food, Cockrall-King delves straight to the root of our food systems, bringing to light the potential of small-scale urban agriculture to feed the masses. She makes a global issue seem manageable by citing actions of self-sufficiency—from community gardens to backyard bees, our collective steps toward sustainability are transforming our relationship with the food on our plates."
-JULIE VAN ROSENDAA, Cookbook author, TV host, and blogger at www.dinnerwithjulie.com
"Cockrall-King makes a compelling and inspiring case that small-scale, urban farming may be the key to fixing our broken industrialized food system."
-BARRY ESTABROOK, Author of Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
About the Author
Jennifer Cockrall-King is an award-winning food journalist whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, the National Post, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, and other major publications. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, where she founded and runs the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop. Visit Jennifer online at www.foodgirl.ca and www.facebook.com/FoodandtheCity, and on Twitter @jennifer_ck.
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To me it also discussed trying to work in a capitalist market economy. This will not feed the increasing poor.
Good to see what urban thinking is though as disconnected as it seems to be.
There are examples from various places in the world on how others are making differences. It has changed my thinking and we are putting in a garden at home. Both to have our own food supply, but also for food with flavour. We also support our local farmers markets more.
It is also a great read.
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