Saturday, May 23, 2020

Food, Freedom, Community: Local solutions, community economics, and food sovereignty in New Zealand

The current global crisis has sparked a call to do things differently. There has been renewed interest in local food and sustainable economics. I happen to have spent years studying these things - so I figure it’s about time to publish a book based on my PhD ðŸŽðŸ¥¦ðŸ¥‘🌽
Here it is! Food, Freedom, Community: Local Solutions, Community Economics, and Food Sovereignty
Because of the nature of this book, I wanted to offer it for a koha, instead of charging a fixed price for the ebook, so you can pay what you like (including $0😊).
I've been busy working on this the past few weeks and I'm excited to finally be able to share it! The ebook is ready and there will be a print version available. There is also a Kindle version and a paperback available on Amazon and through other international channels:
If there’s a lot of interest we will have a local print run too.
If you're interested in food activism, food sovereignty, local food, sustainable community economics, and the stories of how local food providers (mostly around Whaingaroa/Raglan) got to be doing what they're doing, then this book is for you! ðŸ¥¦ðŸŽðŸŒ½ðŸ¥‘
here is the blurb:

Food isn’t just what we eat, it connects us to our family, our community and the world around us.

We live in a challenging time in history, facing unprecedented global crises, and yet, local food initiatives by small farmers, community workers, and activists offer solutions to these large complex problems. Solutions at the local level can give us personal and community agency, connecting us with one another and inspiring new ways of thinking, sharing and creating value.

The problems with global corporate capitalist exploitation are becoming more and more evident. Local food and strong community networks can provide alternatives to this destructive system, as well as many wider benefits for society and the environment.

This book shows alternative food networks, food sovereignty, and social economics, through case-studies of real people and communities in both urban and rural New Zealand, as well as a global lens.

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