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Midwest Tour: Bloomington IN, Louisville KY, Urbana IL, & Chicago IL

June 28, 2011
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Summer Midwest Tour Starts This Week – Help Us Spread The Word!
  • Bloomington, IN – July 1st 6pm – Discussion starts promptly at 6:30pm @ Boxcar Books 408 E. 6th St. RSVP and spread the word on facebook
  • Louisville, KY – July 2nd 4pm @ Carmichaels Books 2720 Frankfort Avenue – RSVP and spread the word on facebook
  • Urbana, IL – Friday July 8th 6-7:30pm @ Common Ground Food Cooperative – 300 S. Broadway Suite 166 – RSVP and spread the word on facebook
  • Chicago, IL – August 2nd 7pm – Logan Square Kitchen event organized by Slow Food Chicago

Join Chicago Author Daniel Tucker for a slide show and discussion of:

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).

About the Book: 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.Picked by Michael Pollan as his favorite food book of 2010, 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. See reviews from authors Raj Patel, Rebecca Solnitt, Vandana Shiva, Sandor Katz and blogs Real Food for All, Beyond The Plate, Treehugger, Grist, Farmbrarian, Bookslut, Chicago Reader and others here

Watch the trailer here:

Farms featured in the book include: City Slicker Farms (Oakland, CA); Freewheelin’ Farm (Santa Cruz, CA); South Central Farmers Feeding Families (Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA); Tryon Life Community Farm (Portland, OR); Native Seeds/SEARCH (Patagonia, AZ); Acequiahood of San Luis People’s Ditch/Acequia Institute (San Luis, CO); Georgia Citizens Coalition on Hunger (Atlanta, GA); Mountain Gardens (Burnsville, NC); Jim Knopik (Fullerton, NE); Sandhill Farm (Northeast, MO); AquaRanch (Flanagan, IL); Angelic Organics Learning Center (Caledonia, Rockford and Chicago, IL); Joel Greeno/Family Farm Defenders (Kendall, WI); On The Fly Farms and God’s Gang (Union Pier, MI and Chicago, IL); Participation Park/Baltimore Development Cooperative (Baltimore, MD); Anarchy Apiaries (Hudson Valley, NY); Wild Hive Farm/Cafe/Bakery (Clinton Corners, NY); Nuestras Raices (Holyoke, MA); and Diggers’ Mirth Collective Farm/Intervale Center (Burlington, VT).

Contact farmtogethernow@gmail.com for more information or check out https://farmtogethernow.org/

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