Books | Bibliography


Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement is Changing What We Eat, October 2011.

The Gardener’s A to Z Guide to Growing Organic Food, Storey Communications, February 2004.

Organic Gardener’s Home Reference, Storey Communications, 1994.

Gardening At A Glance: The Organic Gardener’s Handbook On Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts & Herbs, Wooden Angel Publications, 1991.

Basic Mediation Skills Training Manual, for the Community Mediation Center of Charlottesville, , 1997.  With Jim Boyd, Teresa Miller, Michael Stowers.  Chaired development committee.



Guest “Reclaiming Our Food” Column for  Edible Blue Ridge

How Should FDA Implement a More Rational and Workable Approach to Regulating Tobacco, Nicotine, and Alternative Harm Reduction Products? Food and Drug Law Institute Policy Forum, Vol. 3, Issue 18, October 12, 2013. This article presents a eight Core Principles developed through a series of stakeholder dialogues convened by the Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia.

“Organic Food is Not Just for Snobs, Dr. Oz,” Huffington Post, Zester Daily, March 18, 2013.

The Food Policy Audit: A New Tool for Community Food System Planning, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD), Vol. 2, Issue 3, June 2012. Co-authored with Jennifer O’Brien.  Food policy audit also available on the website for my University of Virginia’s food system classes.

Virginia – An Emerging Leader in the Nation’s Local Food Movement, The Virginia News Letter, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia. September 15, 2011.

Community DECISION: Stakeholder focused watershed planning,” Bosch, Darrell and James Pease, Mary Leigh Wolfe, Christopher Zobel, Javier Osorio, Tanya Denckla Cobb, Greg Evanylo. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 112 (2012) 226-232.

Local Food Scene: Dutiful Food Pyramidie Conducts Shopping Experiment by Dave McNair. The Hook Online, June 12, 2008.   

Global Community Food Projects Suggest Local Possibilities. The Richmond Times Dispatch, Op/Ed. June 14, 2008.

The Waste Solutions Forum: An Innovative and Cooperative Approach to Support the Agricultural Community and Protect Water Quality. Bendfeldt, Eric and Katharine Knowlton, Tanya Denckla Cobb, Franklin Dukes, Kathy Holm, and Jactone Arogo Ogejo.  Community Development, Journal of the Community Development Society.  Vol. 38, No. 4, Winter 2007.

Implementing waste solutions for dairy and livestock farms. Knowlton, K. F. and T. Denckla Cobb. Journal of Dairy Sciences. 89: 1372-1383, May 2006.

Linking Theory to Practice: A Theory of Change Model of the Natural Resources Leadership Institute. Addor, Mary Lou and Tanya Denckla Cobb, Franklin Dukes; Michael Ellerbrock, and L. Steve Smutko. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2, Winter 2005.

Book Review of Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet (by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, American Gardener, Mar/April 2003, p.54.

Firescaping is Hot, Central Virginia Gardening Guide. Summer, 1996, pp 52-57.

A Model For Agricultural Sustainability,” Common Ground Newsletter, November 1994.

Real Food for Real People, Daily News-Record, Skyline Section, April 15, 1992.


Special Reports

National Assessment of Travel Management Planning: Challenges, Recommendations and Best Practices for Public Involvement. Denckla Cobb, Tanya and Frank Dukes, Lisa Hardy and Marguerite Johnstone.  May 2009.

Virginia Food Security Summit: Final Report Findings and Recommendations, early August 2007. Contributing editor.

Governor’s Natural Resources Leadership Summit, September 18-19, 2006.  Co-facilitator and report coordinator.

Waste Solutions Forum, April 28-29, 2005. Lead facilitator and author.

Governor’s Natural Resources Leadership Summit, April 10-11, 2003.  Lead facilitator and author.

Reports of the Water and Air Resources Impact Work Groups, A report for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. With Frank Dukes. November 2002.

Land Application of Biosolids in Virginia, An independent research study commissioned by the Virginia Department of Health, November 1997.  Principal researcher, with Rich Collins.

Fluvanna: The Third Heritage Forum on Open Space, October 2002.  Distributed by the Fluvanna Heritage Forum.

Our Region, Our Vision, Our Decision: A Regional Vision for the Counties and Towns of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahanock. With Bruce Dotson. Summer 2001.

Visioning the Future of Virginia’s Land Conservation: A Meeting of Virginia Land Conservation Organizations, Thursday, June 14, 2001. Summary Report, June 2001. Distributed by the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Thomas Jefferson Venture Heritage Tourism Project: Summary Report, July 2001. Lead researcher, with Karen Firehock.  Distributed by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.


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