Change Comes to Dinner by Katherine Gustafson

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The tone of the book is highly narrative and conversational.
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A fascinating exploration of America’s food innovators, that gives us hopeful alternatives to the industrial food system described in works like Michael Pollan’s bestselling Omnivore’s Dilemma

Change Comes to Dinner
takes readers into the farms, markets, organizations, businesses and institutions across America that are pushing for a more sustainable food system in America.  Gustafson introduces food visionaries like Mark Lilly, who turned a school bus into a locally-sourced grocery store in Richmond, Virginia; Gayla Brockman, who organized a program to double the value of food stamps used at Kansas City, Missouri, farmers’ markets; Myles Lewis and Josh Hottenstein, who started a business growing vegetables in shipping containers using little water and no soil; and Tony Geraci, who claimed unused land to create the Great Kids Farm, where Baltimore City public school students learn how to grow food and help Geraci decide what to order from local farmers for breakfast and lunch at the city schools.

Change Comes to Dinner is a smart and engaging look into America’s food revolution.
 

About Katherine Gustafson

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KATHERINE GUSTAFSON is an award-winning writer, journalist and editor whose articles and essays have been published in numerous print and online media. She has written about sustainable food, among other topics, for Yes! Magazine, The Huffington Post, Civil Eats, Change.org, and Tonic. She lives with her husband in the Washington, DC, area.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 289 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Cooking, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Mar 15 2012

Recommended for an informed, general audience intrigued by but perhaps just beginning to explore sustainability.

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Errant Dreams Reviews

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Reviewed by Heather on Apr 06 2012

The tone of the book is highly narrative and conversational.

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Book Kvetch

Good
Reviewed by Rebecca Aguilar on Mar 02 2012

Change Comes to Dinner by Katherine Gustafson is a highly worthwhile read... quality journalism to motivate the most apathetic of us to buy local, organic and seasonal.

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Alex in Leeds

Good
Reviewed by Alex on Mar 09 2012

The combination of honest pragmatism and hoperaking makes this an unusual book, but one definitely worth adding to the shelves for balance.

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Home with a Purpose

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Reviewed by Kara on Jun 19 2012

She has an entertaining, witty style of writing and the stories are incredibly interesting!

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