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Book
Title:
The Stop : how the fight for good food transformed a community and inspired a movement
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ISBN:
9781612193496
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Pub., ©2013.
Physical Description:
xviii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents:
No one wants a handout -- Gardens won't save the planet, but they'll make it a whole lot nicer place to live -- All good parties end up in the kitchen -- Poverty is ruthless -- Change happens because people fight for it -- Build a big tent -- Eat the math -- The power of food -- The revolution must be funded -- Food is a public good.
Summary:
"In 1998, when community worker Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, it was like thousands of other food banks, offering canned handouts in a cramped, dreary, makeshift space. Today it is a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Center with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets, and a mission to revolutionize our food system. Their message is spreading: Jamie Oliver told his 750,000 Twitter followers that he'd traveled all over the world and never seen anything like The Stop; Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, told Alternet he was 'blown away' by this model of an NGO--whose mission is to work for healthy food, strong communities and political empowerment. In a voice that's 'never preachy' (Maclean's), Saul argues that we need a new politics of food in which everyone has a dignified, healthy place at the table."--Publisher description.
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