THE FOOD ACTIVIST HANDBOOK
Small steps can create big changes in your community’s food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to mapping farmland, connecting food pantries with food producers, starting a school garden, and organizing a community composting initiative. Every action you take can help keep farmers on the land and family farms intact, keep money in the local economy, reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transportation, and preserve local landscapes. If you’ve had enough of E. coli scares, disappearing farmland, pesticide problems, and hunger in your community, this inspiring book will show you exactly how one person really can make a difference.
"COMPREHENSIVE AND EMPOWERING."- BILL MCKIBBEN, AUTHOR OF DEEP ECONOMY
"If Michael Pollan sounded the battle cry, Ali Berlow issues the marching orders. Think of this book as food activism for everyman. It's an elitist movement no more - everyone deserves clean food." Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue Bible cookbook series and host of Project Smoke on PBS