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Read online The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food Over the past years Hardwick Vermont a typical hardscrabble farming community of residents has jump started its economy and redefined its self image through a local self sustaining food system unlike anything else in America Even as the recent financial downturn threatens to cripple small businesses and privately owned farms a stunning number of food based businesses have grown in the region Vermont Soy Jasper Hill Farm Pete s Greens Patchwork Farm amp Bakery Apple Cheek Farm Claire s Restaurant and Bar and Bonnieview Farm to name only a few The mostly young entrepreneurs have created a network of community support they meet regularly to share advice equipment and business plans and to loan each other capital Hardwick is fast becoming a model for other communities to replicate its success Author Ben Hewitt presents the captivating story of a small town coming back to life i The Town That Food Saved i is narrative nonfiction at its best full of colorful characters and grounded in an idea that will revolutionize the way we eat by Ben Hewitt

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The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
Title:The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Food, Non fiction, Foodie, Environment, Economics, Cookbooks
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Making Supper Safe: Why We've Lost Trust in Our Food and How We Can Get it Back, Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook: Ride with Confidence and Avoid Common Pitfalls, Bicycling Magazine's Mountain Biking Skills: Skills and Techniques to Master Any Terrain, Bicycling Magazine's Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills: Your Guide to Riding Faster, Stronger, Longer, and Safer, Bicycling Magazine's Training Techniques for Cyclists: Greater Power, Faster Speed, Longer Endurance, Better Skills, Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World, The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family's Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit, Bicycling Magazine's 1000 All-Time Best Tips: Top Riders Share Their Secrets to Maximize Fun, Safety, and Performance, The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food, Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World
The Nourishing Homestead tells the story of how we can create truly satisfying permanent nourished relationships to the land nature and one another Ben and Penny and their two sons maintain copious gardens dozens of fruit and nut trees and other perennial plantings as well as a pick your own blueberry patch In addition to these cultivated food crops they also forage for wild edibles process their own meat make their own butter and ferment dry and can their own vegetables Their focus is to produce nutrient dense foods from vibrant mineralized soils for themselves and their immediate community br from Amazon, br div div div Food recalls have become so ubiquitous we hardly even notice them The massive peanut salmonella br contamination of alone killed nine and sickened an estimated people only a few br weeks later contaminated frozen cookie dough sent people to the hospital These tragic inexcusable events to which no one is immune are but a symptom of a broader food system malaise br div div div div In i Making Supper Safe i Ben Hewitt exposes the vulnerabilities inherent to the US food industry where the majority of our processing facilities are inspected only once every seven years and where government agencies lack the necessary resources to act on early warning signs The most dangerous aspect of our food system isn t just its potential to make us acutely ill but the ever expanding distance between us and our sources of nourishment br div div Hewitt introduces a vibrant cast of characters and revolutionaries who are reinventing how we grow br process package distribute and protect our food and even how we protect ourselves He takes readers inside a food contamination trace back investigation goes dumpster diving and talks to lawyers policy makers and families who have been affected by contaminated food i Making Supper Safe i explains why we should worry but it is also a quest to understand how we can learn to trust our food again div div div br, When Ben Hewitt met Erik Gillard he was amazed Here was a real life rebel living happily and comfortably in small town Vermont on less than per year Gillard s no bum He has a job a girlfriend good friends and strong ties to the community But how he lives his life and why launches Hewitt on a quest to understand the true role of money and mindless consumerism in our lives By meeting and befriending people like Erik Gillard Hewitt realized that their happiness was real What was he and the rest of a deeply unhappy population missing br br Saved is the humorous surprising and ultimately life changing result of Hewitt s quest a narrative that challenges everything we know about the meaning of money Hewitt uses his sharp eye for story exhaustive reporting and his own experience living below his means to bring what he learned into an even larger context How does money really work How can a bankrupt society move forward The answers are not what you think and Hewitt has written an important book for our times, When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont the landscape easily allowed them to envision the self sustaining family farm they were eager to start But over the years the land became so much more than a building site it became the birthplace of their two sons the main source of family income and food and ultimately both classroom and home for their children br Having opted out of formal education Hewitt s sons learn through self directed play exploration and experimentation on their farm in the woods and reluctantly indoors This approach has allowed the boys to develop confidence resourcefulness and creativity They learn they play they read they test boundaries they challenge themselves they fail they recover And these freedoms allow their innate personalities to flourish further fueling growth and exploration br Living in tune with the natural world teaches us to reclaim our passion curiosity and connectivity Hewitt shows us how small mindful decisions about day to day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in your backyard and beyond We are inspired to ask What is the true meaning of home when the place a family lives is school school system and curriculum When the parent is also the teacher how do parenting decisions affect a child s learning And exactly how much trouble can a couple of curious boys gallivanting in the wild woods all day get into i Home Grown i reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process and the best education is never confined to a classroom These essays on nature parenting and education show us that big change can come from making small changes in how you live on the land while building a life you love