Written By Guest Writer Books / Edibles / Sustainability Apr 7, 2012 FOOD & the CITY: Urban Agriculture & the New Food Revolution SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestTalk with Slide Show and Book Signing Sunday, April 22Earth Day!11:30-1:00 Banyen Books3608 West 4th Ave., Vancouver, BCFREE Food & the City examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits, and taking their “food security” into their own hands. Award-winning food journalist Jennifer Cockrall-King sought out leaders in the urban-agriculture movement and visited cities successfully dealing with “food deserts.” What she found was not just a niche concern of activists but a global movement that cuts across the private and public spheres, economic classes, and cultures. She describes a global movement to establish alternatives to the monolithic globally integrated supermarket model.A cadre of forward-looking, innovative people has created growing spaces in cities: on rooftops, backyards, vacant lots, along roadways, and even in “vertical farms.” The urban food revolution is clearly underway and working.Food and the City is an exciting, fascinating chronicle of a game-changing movement, a rebellion against the industrial food behemoth, and a reclaiming of communities to grow, distribute, and eat locally.Jennifer Cockrall-King is a freelance journalist and food writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, National Post, Canadian Geographic, Maclean’s, and other major publications. In 2007, Jennifer was awarded the Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cook’s Sandy Sanderson national food writing award for her contribution to the Canadian food media scene. Jennifer’s new book Food and the City won the 2011 Dave Greber Freelance Book Award, a Canadian national award that recognizes excellence in social justice writing.Jennifer Cockrall-Kings’ blog: http://foodgirl.ca booksfarmersfood securitySustainability SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Books / Review July 6, 2019 Chop Suey Nation and Number One Chinese Restaurant Two recently published books, a novel and a travel/memoir, provide deep insight into the Chinese immigrant experience in North American restaurant ... Read More Books / Review May 21, 2019 Island Craft: Your Guide to the Breweries of Vancouver Island by Jon C. Stott From the opening description of his first legal glass of beer in 1960 at a beer parlour in Victoria’s Ingraham Hotel through several chapters ... Read More Books / Review May 21, 2019 Everyone’s Welcome: The Art of Living and Eating Allergen-Free by Amanda Orlando If you or someone you love has severe food allergies and dietary restrictions, Amanda Orlando’s new cookbook is for you. Most of the recipes ... Read More Books / Out of Towners November 30, 2015 From blog to book to brand, Three Times a Day makes it look easy Three Times a Day, the new cookbook from Marilou and Alexandre Champagne, makes one very astute assumption about its readers. No matter your dietary ... Read More Books / How to Cook July 21, 2015 Barbeque with a Capital Q Barbeque is one of those unique words, both a noun and a verb. It’s a physical thing we use to cook with and the action of grilling. It’s also an ... Read More Books March 28, 2013 Feeding the Family Book Review “You couldn’t imagine the range of food available in Victoria in the 1860s,” says Robert Griffin. “It was all imported, but you ... Read More Comments are closed.