“Good Food, Strong Communities,” edited by Steve Ventura and Martin Bailkey, recently held a book launch. If you missed the event at the University Club on Thursday, January 18, you can still enjoy it through the wonders of video: https://youtu.be/QFszX2Rpky8. The book features numerous local authors, shares ideas and stories about efforts to improve food security in large urban areas of the United States by strengthening community food systems. It draws on 5 years of collaboration between a research team comprised of the University of Wisconsin, Growing Power, and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, and more than 30 organizations on the front lines of this work in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Madison, and Cedar Rapids. 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.
Department of Soil Science
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences