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Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture

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Author Mark Winne speaks on Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture (Beacon Press 2010) TENTATIVELY 6pm in Shumaker Research Building Room 139. For final details, check http://louisville.edu/sustainability/events.html

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  • Lecture
When Feb 01, 2012
from 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Where Shumaker Research Bldg Room 139
Contact Name Justin Mog
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Mark Winne has worked for 40 years as a community food activist, writer, and trainer. From organizing breakfast programs for low-income children in Maine to developing innovative national food policies in Washington, DC, Winne has dedicated his professional life and writing to enabling people to find solutions to their own food problems as well as those that face their communities and the world. Of his first book, Closing the Food Gap, Dr. Jane Goodall said, “It is heartening to find a book that successfully blends a passion for sustainable living with compassion for the poor.”
Mark Winne’s second book, Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture takes on the universal struggle between human freedom and authority in its relationship to food. From urban gardening heroes in Cleveland, to feisty farmers in New England, to lower income mothers in Texas, Winne shows how people are reclaiming their connection to their food, health, land, and governments. Along the way he finds people of every stripe whose refusal to accept their fate harkens back to a classic form of American individualism, one that has proven itself able to fight back against systems that not only want to conquer our wallets, but also hope to control our minds. Food Rebels challenges us to go beyond eating local food to become part of a larger solution that demands a system that sustains not just our bodies, but also our souls. Watch the video. Learn More.

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