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The Stop : how the fight for good food transformed a community and inspired a movement

Author: Nick Saul; Andrea Curtis
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Pub., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In 1998, when community worker Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, it was like thousands of other food banks, offering canned handouts in a cramped, dreary, makeshift space. Today it is a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Center with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets, and a mission to revolutionize our food system. Their message is spreading: Jamie Oliver told his  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Saul; Andrea Curtis
ISBN: 9781612193496 1612193498
OCLC Number: 846889365
Description: xviii, 299 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: No one wants a handout --
Gardens won't save the planet, but they'll make it a whole lot nicer place to live --
All good parties end up in the kitchen --
Poverty is ruthless --
Change happens because people fight for it --
Build a big tent --
Eat the math --
The power of food --
The revolution must be funded --
Food is a public good.
Responsibility: Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis.

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"In 1998, when community worker Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, it was like thousands of other food banks, offering canned handouts in a cramped, dreary, makeshift space. Today it is a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Center with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets, and a mission to revolutionize our food system. Their message is spreading: Jamie Oliver told his 750,000 Twitter followers that he'd traveled all over the world and never seen anything like The Stop; Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, told Alternet he was 'blown away' by this model of an NGO--whose mission is to work for healthy food, strong communities and political empowerment. In a voice that's 'never preachy' (Maclean's), Saul argues that we need a new politics of food in which everyone has a dignified, healthy place at the table."--From publisher description.

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