Branching Out | Niesha Douglas & Marianne LeGreco, authors of "Everybody Eats"
In "Everybody Eats: Communication and the Paths to Food Justice" Marianne LeGreco and Niesha Douglas tell the story of food justice in Greensboro, NC beginning when the city reached the top of the Food Research and Action Center's list of major cities experiencing food hardship.
Greensboro's local food communities chose to act by engaging neighborhood voices, mobilizing creative resources, and sustaining conversations across the local food system. Within three years, Greensboro saw an 8% drop in its food hardship rate and moved from first to fourteenth in FRAC's list.
Using case studies of food justice activism, from urban farms to mobile farmers markets, shared kitchens to food policy councils, Everybody Eats highlights the importance of communication in building the kinds of infrastructure needed to create secure and just food systems.
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