Edible Schoolyard

Edible Schoolyard

Offers a look at an organic garden on school grounds, which are tended and harvested by students and the benefits that arise from it.

The Edible Schoolyard

The Edible Schoolyard

An Alignment with Academic StandardsSan Francisco Public Utilities Commission in Partnership with the Center for Ecoliteracy

The Edible Schoolyard

The Edible Schoolyard

An Alignment with Academic StandardsSan Francisco Public Utilities Commission in Partnership with the Center for Ecoliteracy

Democracy Works

Joining Theory and Action to Foster Global Change

Democracy Works

Throughout the world, from the United States to Tanzania, Chechnya, and Sri Lanka, people increasingly work together and take actions to improve their lives, end inequality, and change global society. Action groups and movements see dialogue and learning as important ways to extend democracy and, with their inclusiveness, remake society. By putting strategy with theory, local groups and movements are able to begin making changes in civil society and institutions that allow people to begin living in new ways. Written for activists, people, and students interested in change, this book takes readers on a journey of discovery as it shows how various groups have brought theory and action together to make urban, rural, and transnational change. The case studies and explanatory articles reveal how feminist, antiracist, ecological, and peace movements reinforce each other to initiate and achieve well-placed and enduring change.

Food and Architecture

At The Table

Food and Architecture

Food and Architecture is the first book to explore the relationship between these two fields of study and practice. Bringing together leading voices from both food studies and architecture, it provides a ground-breaking, cross-disciplinary analysis of two disciplines which both rely on a combination of creativity, intuition, taste, and science but have rarely been engaged in direct dialogue. Each of the four sections – Regionalism, Sustainability, Craft, and Authenticity – focuses on a core area of overlap between food and architecture. Structured around a series of 'conversations' between chefs, culinary historians and architects, each theme is explored through a variety of case studies, ranging from pig slaughtering and farmhouses in Greece to authenticity and heritage in American cuisine. Drawing on a range of approaches from both disciplines, methodologies include practice-based research, literary analysis, memoir, and narrative. The end of each section features a commentary by Samantha Martin-McAuliffe which emphasizes key themes and connections. This compelling book is invaluable reading for students and scholars in food studies and architecture as well as practicing chefs and architects.

Nurture

Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cooking

Nurture

Proceedings of the 2003 Oxford Symposium on the subject of nurture in the context of food and cooking.

Urban Farms

Urban Farms

Urban Farms provides in-depth profiles of 16 innovative farms located in major metropolitan areas across the country, each operated by passionate individuals and communities committed to growing their own fruits and vegetables and raising animals. Included in these pages are some of the leaders in the movement, from Novella Carpenter’s farm in an empty lot in Oakland to Growing Power’s vast compound in Milwaukee. In addition to stories about the farms and their owners, sidebars provide basic how-to tips for such activities as composting, canning, beekeeping, and growing vegetables. A burgeoning movement that is fast catching on, urban farming taps into many touchstones of the zeitgeist, including environmental awareness, the foodie culture, localism, distrust of mass-production farming practices, and the DIY approach to life and living. Praise for Urban Farms: “Sarah C. Rich’s handsome, intelligent URBAN FARMS (Abrams, $30) chronicles a movement to bring kale to the people, an effort that stretches across the country, from Brooklyn to Oakland. . . . Benson’s spirited photographs capture the joy and beauty of urban farming’s bounty. No vase full of lush peonies from the grounds of an elegant estate could inspire such looks of eager joy as do the tomatoes harvested out of New York City’s Edible Schoolyard. These vegetable gardeners—and farmers—are working against such odds that there’s simply no excuse to let a comparatively lush suburban backyard lie fallow.” —New York Times Book Review

Eat Right for Your Sight

Simple, Tasty Recipes that Help Reduce the Risk of Vision Loss from Macular Degeneration

Eat Right for Your Sight

Safeguard your vision with 85 simple, satisfying recipes rich in the nutrients that fight macular degeneration The Bad News: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in adults over the age of fifty. It can wreak havoc on the ability to see faces, read, drive, and move about safely. Millions of people are at risk, and we still don’t have a cure. The Good News: The latest research suggests that healthy lifestyle choices, including a diet rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, and other key nutrients, can delay the onset and progress of AMD. Eat Right for Your Sight provides a delicious way to add the best ingredients for eye health to every meal of the day. Feast your eyes on these appealing recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole Chicken-Vegetable Noodle Bowls Garlic-Lime Pork Chops Carrot-Ginger Juice . . . and more! Every recipe includes comprehensive nutrition information and has been carefully crafted to act like medicine but not taste like it. Taking care of your eyes has never been easier! With Recipes from Lidia Bastianich, Ina Garten, Jacques Pépin , Alice Waters, Andrew Weil, MD, and other superstars of healthy cooking.