New Book by Steve Ventura

Good Food, Strong Communities (edited by Steve Ventura and Martin Bailkey) shares ideas and stories about efforts to improve food security in large urban areas of the U.S. by strengthening community food systems.  It’s the culmination of 5 years of collaboration between a research team comprised of Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison personnel (through a USDA grant), Growing Power, and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and more than 30 organizations in numerous U.S. cities. Activists and scholars talk about what’s working and what still needs to be done to ensure that everyone has access to readily available, affordable, appropriate, and acceptable food.  The book will be available this December through University of Iowa Press (