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Black, white, and green : farmers markets, race, and the green economy

Author: Alison Hope Alkon
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Series: Geographies of justice and social transformation, 13.
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"Farmers markets are much more than places to buy produce. According to advocates for sustainable food systems, they are also places to "vote with your fork" for environmental protection, vibrant communities, and strong local economies. Farmers markets have become essential to the movement for food-system reform and are a shining example of a growing green economy where consumers can shop their way to social change.  Read more...
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Alkon, Alison Hope.
Black, white, and green.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)820009866
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Hope Alkon
ISBN: 9780820343891 0820343897 9780820343907 0820343900
OCLC Number: 780063928
Description: xii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Going green, growing green --
Understanding the green economy --
The taste of place --
Creating just sustainability --
Who participates in the green economy? --
Greening growth --
Farmers markets, race, and the green economy --
Epilogue : Reading, writing, relationship.
Series Title: Geographies of justice and social transformation, 13.
Responsibility: Alison Hope Alkon.

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Farmers markets have become essential to the movement for food-system reform and are a shining example of a growing green economy where consumers can shop their way to social change. Black, White,  Read more...

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Alkon ends her book with a few examples of campaigns born out of the green economy that have tried to impact political issues, including recent urban-based Farm Bill advocacy, the growth of green Read more...

 
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