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Fluvanna Review: Author Explores New Food Movement Across U.S.

“I straddle two worlds – the academic world where people are trying to build understanding about our food system, and the grassroots world where people are doing something concrete in their own community to improve their food,” states Tanya Denckla Cobb about new sources for food and how we eat in America. Denckla Cobb is a writer, professional environmental mediator, and teacher of food system planning at the University of Virginia who believes that America is on the cutting edge of a new food system. The next food chain will be post industrial, affecting all areas, including production, process and … Read More

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Virginia Food Heritage Project, Interview with Tanya Denckla Cobb, by Becky Allen

“I heard about the Virginia Food Heritage Project from my friend, Patty Wallens, who know about seed-saving and such things. I was intrigued phizer viagra by the this idea of ‘Knowing our past – Growing our future,” and Patty put me in touch with Tanya Denckla Cobb, a UVa professor who teaches food system planning at the School of Architecture and is an environmental mediator in the University’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation…. ”  read the Virginia Food Heritage Project interview by Becky Allen

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Taste for Life: “Food for Thought,” review by Lisa Fabian

A revolution is under way! Communities around the country are heeding the call of a grassroots movement that has individuals turning to local food sources, becoming backyard gardeners, giving food to those in need, and honoring the Earth through traditional agriculture. This practical handbook offers words of wisdom and encouragement on these topics and more. It’s an inspiring resource for all those who wish to join the revolution and change the way our country eats. Taste for Life, Lisa Fabian, January 2012

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Edible Nutmeg: A Conversation with Author Tanya Denckla Cobb, by K.Peterson

“The surface of the grassroots local food movement is well known to edible readers – stocked farers market stalls, local cheese on a menu, a community garden nearby, or a farm-to-tray school lunch program. The underpinnings of the movement, its foundation, is made up of people and organizations that span the country and give rise to the elements we are all so familiar with. It is these people cheap celebrex online and organizations that are at the core of Reclaiming Our Food….” Profile and interview by K. Peterson

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HortIdeas: Review of Reclaiming Our Food

You want to see examples of communities embracing locally grown and sustainable food? Reclaiming Our Food provides many examples, all happening now. And when we say “provides,” we mean that each of the case studies goes into considerable detail on what has worked and what hasn’t, and why. In most cases, explicit “lessons learned” are listed and discussed—exactly what would-be food system revolutionaries need so as to avoid pitfalls and wasted time and resources! Each of the book’s eight chapters emphasizes a particular aspect of sustainable food production and distribution. The titles are Food from Home: Supporting Backyard Gardeners; Community: Coming Together around Food; Urban Farming: Growing … Read More

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Austin Chronicle: Review by Melanie Haupt

For many people, wresting what we eat from the stranglehold of corporate interests is the most important action we can take to ensure the longevity of this planet and its inhabitants. Located right in the center of a matrix of conversations about hunger, soil integrity, ethics, cultural preservation, and education isReclaiming Our Food, a comprehensive set of case studies of grassroots food movements across the country, curated with staggering breadth and depth by Tanya Denckla Cobb. From backyard beekeeping to mushroom foraging to urban farms that use “gardening therapy” to assist at-risk populations, the food revolutionaries portrayed in this dense … Read More

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the Atlantic: Marion Nestle selects Reclaiming Our Food as a worthy pick

From cialas Marion Nestle: ” I get sent a lot of manuscripts to review for possible endorsements (“blurbs”). I read them and happily agree to blurb the ones I think worth special attention. These were recently released: “Tanya Denckla Cobb’s Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement is Changing the Way We Eat(Storey, 2011). I blurbed this one: “People constantly ask me what kinds of things they can do to get involved in the food movement and where to start. Now I can just hand them this. The projects it describes should inspire readers to get busy doing similar projects in … Read More

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EatCology: If my house were on fire and I could only grab two gardening books, one of them would be Tanya Denckla's The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food …

Book Review: The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food … If my house were on fire and I could only grab two gardening books, one of them would be Tanya Denckla’s The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Buy propecia 5mg Growing Organic Food … www.eatcology.com/book-review-a-to-z-organic

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Marion Nestle features "Reclaiming Our Food" in her periodical book review

“Reclaiming Our Food” makes Marion Nestle’s cheap levitra prescription short list of books worthy of mention!  

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Celebrating great food without snow! « Polyface Hen House

Celebrating great food without snow! « Polyface Hen House By Grace Hernandez The last time I was at Polyface I came across the book, “Reclaiming Our Food” by Tanya Denckla Cobb. My curiosity for this book was strong so I’m pleased Joel let me borrow it. My instincts were right on. It’s a fantastic book packed with … Polyface Hen House

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