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Ali Berlow, The Food Activist Handbook
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.
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