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North West Coast Events Feb 18-25

February 14, 2011

Farm Together Now book events in the northwest with author Daniel Tucker

  • Friday 2/18 Seattle with Industrial Harvest‘s Sarah Kavage; University of Washington/Acequia Institute’s Devon Pena, Community Alliance for Global Justice‘s Heather Day, Seattle Tilth‘s Edward B. Hill, Alleycat Acres‘ Kate Kurtz, Skokomish Tribe “First Foods Sovereignty” Project’s Delbert Miller, and Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin. Moderated by Onepot/30 Project’s Michael Hebb. Co-Sponsored by Elliott Bay Books and Town Hall Seattle (facebook invite)
  • Saturday 2/19 Olympia (facebook invite)
  • Monday 2/21 Portland with Tryon Life Community Farm who are featured in Farm Together Now (facebook invite)
  • Friday 2/25 San Francisco with Amy, Anne, Corinne and Brian from Farm Together Now (facebook invite)

Farm Together Now: A portrait of people, places and ideas for a new food movement

By Amy Franceschini & Daniel Tucker, with a foreword by Mark Bittman

Photography by Anne Hamersky & Illustrations by Corinne Matesich

Design by Brian Scott

Published by Chronicle Books (December, 2010).

We want to change the way the food system works! Farm Together Now meets with people across the country who are challenging the conventions of industrialized farming and exclusive green economies.

This part-travelogue, part-oral history, part-creative exploration of food politics will introduce readers to twenty groups working in agriculture and sustainable food production in the U.S. Throughout 2009 the authors visited twenty farms from coast to coast, talking to farmers about their engagement in sustainable food production, public policy and community organizing efforts. Interviews and photo essays with each farm/garden/project illustrate the inspiring histories, unique characters and everyday struggles of life on these farms. It is through sharing diverse voices from the contemporary farm that this book will inspire and cultivate a new wave of agrarians. Half of the author’s profits will be put into a fund to encourage like-minded documentary projects.

+ We are happy to share the news that GRIST picked their top 10 food books of 2010 and Michael Pollan picked Farm Together Now. He says: “My favorite book of the season is Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement, by Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker. It consists of interviews with a wide range of farmers (and activists) who you haven’t heard of. Inspiring without being romantic in the least, it advances the whole conversation about sustainable agriculture and access.”

Tour details here and on attached flier (including dates in Seattle, Olympia, Portland and San Francisco)

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