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Jun
4
Ali Berlow, The Food Activist Handbook
Porter Square Books, Thursday, June 4 at 7pm
Small steps can create big changes in your community's food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to mapping farmland, connecting food pantries with food producers, starting a school garden, and organizing a community composting initiative. Every action you take can help keep farmers on the land and family farms intact, keep money in the local economy, reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transportation, and preserve local landscapes. If you've had enough of E. coli scares, disappearing farmland, pesticide problems, and hunger in your community, this inspiring book will show you exactly how one person really can make a difference.

Born and raised in Madison, food has always been a part of Ali's life. During her college days at the UW-Madison, Ali cooked for cash at fancy catered gigs and flipped burgers at Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry. Wanderlust and fluency in Swahili sent her abroad to Kenya and Somalia. Finding her way back to America, pit stops included her ancestral lands of Northern Germany and France, Italy and various Caribbean isles. Married, two boys, an old black lab and a few cats later — Ali is home and lives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. She cooks to nurture, to create. She writes passionately about food and all that it means — delving deep into our senses and our emotions.

As the former founding executive director of Island Grown Initiative, a non-profit that supports the small family farms and farmers of the island, Ali is committed to raising awareness and raising consciousness about the food that we feed to our families.

Her essay series A Cook's Notebook airs periodically on NPR member stations. All essays can be licensed and downloaded from the PRX. Ali and her husband Sam Berlow, launched Edible Vineyard in April ‘09. A quarterly print magazine, EV is dedicated to the local community on Martha’s Vineyard, featuring stories and recipes from the Island.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
3
Food Activist Handbook author Ali Berlow at the Farm at Eastman's Corner!
Water Street Bookstore, Wednesday, June 3 at 6pm
We're excited to partner with The Farm at Eastman's Corner to bring Ali Berlow, author of The Food Activist Handbook Wednesday, June 3rd at 6pm Small steps can create big changes in your community's food quality and food security, helping to get more healthy food to more people and support a better food system. Ali Berlow shows you dozens of things that anyone can do, from creating a neighborhood kitchen for preserving fresh food to mapping farmland, connecting food pantries with food producers, starting a school garden, and organizing a community composting initiative. Every action you take can help keep farmers on the land and family farms intact, keep money in the local economy, reduce the carbon footprint associated with food transportation, and preserve local landscapes. If you've had enough of "E. coli" scares, disappearing farmland, pesticide problems, and hunger in your community, this inspiring book will show you exactly how one person really can make a difference. Ali Berlow is the author of The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse, the co-owner of "Edible Vineyard", and has been writing professionally for over 10 years. She got her start in 2002 with the NPR essay series "A Cook's Notebook." Nine years ago Berlow founded Island Grown Initiative, a grassrooots nonprofit on Martha's Vineyard. Under her leadership and vision, Island Grown Initiative launched many of the types of projects and ventures described in this book. She lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, and in Putney, Vermont. The mission of The Farm at Eastman's Corner is to cultivate a strong, interactive community of local farmers and food producers; to support local food production by providing education and economic opportunities for farmers and artisans; donate 100% of their profit and 5% of their sales to help support Sawyer Park; to provide opportunities, challenges, and experiences for children that teach them how to be leaders and stewards of the earth; and to develop a model other towns can replicate or adapt to create stronger, more active, informed, and engaged communities.

Location: Street: 267 South Road City: Kensington, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03833 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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