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Reinventing Rural

New Realities in an Urbanizing World

by Leanne M. Avery, Stephanie Bennett, Matthew Clement & others

<p><em>Reinventing Rural</em> is a collection of original research papers that examine the ways in which rural people and places are changing in the context of an urbanizing world. This includes exploring the role of the environment, the ...

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Religion and Sustainable Agriculture: World Spiritual Traditions and Food Ethics

by LeVasseur, Todd

<P>Distinct practices of eating are at the heart of many of the world's faith traditions -- from the Christian Eucharist to Muslim customs of fasting during Ramadan to the vegetarianism and asceticism practiced by some followers of Hinduism and ...

ISBN: 9780813167985

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Remaking the Rural South

Interracialism, Christian Socialism, and Cooperative Farming in Jim Crow Mississippi

by Bryant Simon, Jane Dailey & Robert Hunt Ferguson

<p>This is the first book-length study of Delta Cooperative Farm (1936–42) and its descendant, Providence Farm (1938–56). The two intentional communities drew on internationalist practices of cooperative communalism and pragmatically challenged ...

ISBN: 9780820351780

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Row by Row

Talking with Kentucky Gardeners

by Katherine J. Black

<p>For two and a half years, Katherine J. Black crisscrossed Kentucky, interviewing home vegetable gardeners from a rich variety of backgrounds. <em>Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners</em> is the result, a powerful compilation of ...

ISBN: 9780804040662

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Sacred Soil

Biochar and the Regeneration of the Earth

by Robert Tindall, Frederique Apffel-Marglin & David Shearer

<p>A fascinating description of how utilizing the biochar embedded in <em>terra preta,</em> the recently rediscovered sacred soil of the pre-Columbian peoples of the Amazon rainforest, can cut our dependency on petrochemicals, restore the health

ISBN: 9781623171193

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Saving Face

The Emotional Costs of the Asian Immigrant Family Myth

by Angie Y. Chung

<p>Tiger Mom. Asian patriarchy. Model minority children. Generation gap. The many images used to describe the prototypical Asian family have given rise to two versions of the Asian immigrant family myth. The first celebrates Asian families for ...

ISBN: 9780813572819

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Saving Farmland

The Fight for Real Food

by Nathalie Chambers, Robin Alys Roberts & Sophie Wooding

<p>When Nathalie Chambers and her husband, David, first took over Madrona Farm, 27 acres on southern Vancouver Island with a deep history, they never thought their small-scale agricultural business would blossom into an international political ...

ISBN: 9781771600743

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Siesta Lane

A Year Unplugged, or, The Good Intentions of Ten People, Two Cats, One Old Dog, Eight Acres, One Telephone, Three Cars, and Twenty Miles to the Nearest Town

by Amy Minato

<p>A poet at heart, Amy Minato rejects her life of consumption in Chicago to go back to nature-specifically, to a commune in Oregon, where she rediscovers herself.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781626366169

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Silo

The Zero Waste Blueprint

by Mr. Douglas McMaster

<p>“This is not a cook book but a true source of knowledge and inspiration.” - <strong>Zero Waste Europe</strong></p> <p><strong>“I’ve always said that it’s in a chef’s DNA to utilize what would otherwise be thrown away.  We are hardwired to ...

ISBN: 9781782407355

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Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula

by Benjamin Reilly

<p>In <em>Slavery, Agriculture, and Malaria in the Arabian Peninsula,</em> Benjamin Reilly illuminates a previously unstudied phenomenon: the large-scale employment of people of African ancestry as slaves in agricultural oases within the Arabian

ISBN: 9780821445402

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Snacks

A Canadian Food History

by Janis Thiessen

<p>&quot;Snacks&quot; is a history of Canadian snack foods, of the independent producers and workers who make them, and of the consumers who can’t put them down. Janis Thiessen profiles several iconic Canadian snack food companies, including Old

ISBN: 9780887555275

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Soil Sisters

A Toolkit for Women Farmers

by Lisa Kivirist

<p>Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending <em>What Color is Your Parachute</em>-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a

ISBN: 9781550926026

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Solving the Problem of "Agriculture, Farmer, and Rural Area" by Rule of Law

by Ding Guomin

<p>“Three Agriculture-related problems” is a social problem of public concern in China since its reform and opening up program. Nowadays, people from all walks of life have realized the seriousness of the problem, the urgency of solving the ...

ISBN: 9780761869214

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Stand Together or Starve Alone: Unity and Chaos in the U.S. Food Movement

by Mark Winne

<p>America has a perplexing, multifaceted problem that combines hunger, obesity, and unhealthy food. This book examines how this situation was created and shows how people working together can resolve this longstanding issue.</p> <p>• Taps the ...

ISBN: 9781440844485

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Strategy for Promoting Safe and Environment-Friendly Agro-Based Value Chains in the Greater Mekong Subregion and Siem Reap Action Plan, 2018–2022

by Asian Development Bank

<p>As the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) has made considerable progress in food security, addressing health, safety, and environmental concerns is also essential. The strategy and action plan will strengthen the commitment to food security, ...

ISBN: 9789292611316

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Street Farm

Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier

by Michael Ableman

<p><em>Street Farm</em> is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia—one of the worst urban slums in North America—who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the ...

ISBN: 9781603586030

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Sugar Cane Capitalism and Environmental Transformation

An Archaeology of Colonial Nevis, West Indies

by Marco G. Meniketti

<p>In this deeply researched and multifaceted study, Marco G. Meniketti demonstrates how the landscape of the small Caribbean island of Nevis preserves and reveals artifacts and evidence of the highly complex and interrelated seventeenth- to ...

ISBN: 9780817389109

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Surviving Ourselves

The Evolution of Community, Education, and Agriculture in the 21st Century

by Eric Herm

<span><span><span style="font-style:italic;">Surviving Ourselves</span><span> is about the vital relationship between Nature and the human spirit. In our intensive agricultural systems, our many ill-conceived business and political policies, ...

ISBN: 9780983131526

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Sustainable Protein Sources

by Nadathur, Sudarshan

<p>Protein plays a critical role in human nutrition. Although animal-derived proteins constitute the majority of the protein we consume, plant-derived proteins can satisfy the same requirement with less environmental impact. <i>Sustainable ...

ISBN: 9780128027769

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Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

by Sinan Koont

<p>&quot;Pushed by necessity but enabled by its existing social and educational policies, Cuba in the 1990s launched the most extensive program of urban sustainable agriculture in the world. This study is to date the only book-length ...

ISBN: 9780813059921

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