Everybody Eats: How a Community Food System Works

It begins with small farms working with natural cycles and ends with fresh food and stronger communities.
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It begins with small farms working with natural cycles and ends with fresh food and stronger communities in nearby cities.


Sources:

FARMS OF 27 ACRES OR LESS:

In the United States farms of 27 acres or less have more than ten times greater dollar output per acre than larger farms.
www.foodfirst.org

NO-TILL AGRICULTURE:
http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/notill.htm

75% OF VEGETABLE VARIETIES:
www.fao.org


TRUCK VS. TRAIN:
US Dept. of Transportation via Appalachian Regional Commission,
www.arc.gov


LOCAL DOLLAR:
Institute for Local Self-Reliance,
www.newrules.org/retail/midcoaststudy.pdf

REGIONAL DIET USES 17 TIMES:
A regional diet consumed 17 times less oil and gas than a typical diet based on food shipped across the country
www.alpha.dickinson.edu

VICTORY GARDENS:
Michael Pollan, New York Times,
www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.html?pagewanted=9


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