Public Produce

Public Produce Makes A Uniquely Contemporary Case Not For Central Government Intervention, But For Local Government Involvement In Shaping Food Policy In What Darrin Nordahl Calls Municipal Agriculture, Elected Officials, Municipal Planners, Local Policymakers, And Public Space Designers Are Turning To The Abundance Of Land Under Public Control Parks, Plazas, Streets, City Squares, Parking Lots, As Well As The Grounds Around Libraries, Schools, Government Offices, And Even Jails To Grow Food Public Agencies At One Time Were At Best Indifferent About, Or At Worst Dismissive Of, Food Production In The City Today, Public Officials Recognize That Food Insecurity Is Affecting Everyone, Not Just The Inner City Poor, And That Policies Seeking To Restructure The Production And Distribution Of Food To The Tens Of Millions Of People Living In Cities Have Immediate Benefits To Community Wide Health And Prosperity This Book Profiles Urban Food Growing Efforts, Illustrating That There Is Both A Need And A Desire To Supplement Our Existing Food Production Methods Outside The City With Opportunities Inside The City Each Of These Efforts Works In Concert To Make Fresh Produce Available To The Public But Each Does Too Reinforcing A Sense Of Place And Building Community Nourishing The Needy And Providing Economic Assistance To Entrepreneurs Promoting Food Literacy And Good Health And Allowing For Serendipitous Sustenance There Is Much To Be Gained, Nordahl Writes, In Adding A Bit Of Agrarianism Into Our Urbanism.Public Produce

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  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • Public Produce
  • Darrin Nordahl
  • English
  • 20 May 2018
  • 9781597265881

10 thoughts on “Public Produce

  1. says:

    Public Produce argues for a systematic overhaul to the way in which Americans grow and process their food City planner Darrin Nordahl is concerned about the country s worrisome reliance on petrophile agribusiness a practice he says threatens national food security he dreams of infusing our public spaces with fresh produce It s a dream that must begin with local government involvement Nordhal notes that at present, each piece of produce on the aisle of a Chicago supermarket, for example, has traveled on average 1,500 miles, a daily absurdity he says could be eliminated if municipalities seized local food growing opportunities, utilizing forgotten public spaces like empty lots and curbsides to plant fruits and vegetables Arguing for public gardens that blend the aesthetic with the functional roses with tomatoes, rosemary and citrus mixed with fornight lily, fennel mixed with purple fountain grass, persimmon and cherry trees interspersed with dogwoods , Nordahl considers practical questions of public garden maintenance and aesthetics and lands on some innovative ways to harvest crop and build revenue and community pride at once For example, Why not organize municipal U Pick operations for urban orchards and other large scaled plots in the city he asks Citing the case of UC Davis, where groundskeepers transformed the campus s abundant olive trees from a slick road bicycle accident hazard into a profitable olive oil label, Nordahl maint...

  2. says:

    The time has come for a re org of our centralized food production system Access to healthful food should not be a privilege, but a fundamental right The current agricultural production methods no longer seem ideal for much of our population As the demand and need for affordable locally produced food rises, it is becoming abundantly clear, from the success stories to date, that the most effective food policies lie not within a central government body, but a local one If daily access to safe, nutritious, culturally acceptable produce, at little to no cost, is necessary to improve the health and lives of city dwellers, then city government will need to lead the charge In doing so, it will ultimately have the greatest impact on food security for urban communities And municipalities will have to be proactive in organizing and implementing a food production system that benefits all members in their community In the very near future, the strength of our country may be determined by the ability of communities to provide food for themselves As suc...

  3. says:

    This book was an absolutely fascinating read, though not quite what I was expecting.Nordahl clearly is screaming at us, the average citizen, to change how we get our food from the farms to our tables Yes, I mean that literally Nordahl is so passionate on the subject which is a good thing that I felt he was yelling at me, and as he often repeats his point over and over again, I felt as if he was lecturing me for all the evil food practices I apparantly am a part of, and that I was so stupid for not knowing any better I know he doesn t mean it that way I just felt he could have toned down his narrative a bit, but he definitely gets his point across I still give the book 3 stars, however, because he is so passionate about the subject and did open my eyes up even on the subject, a passion that I do share one of the reasons I started my own garden three years ago, and am part of a CSA buy from farmer s markets do my own canning, etc I received a fre...

  4. says:

    Advocating for growing fruits and vegetables on public land, the author builds a compelling case for how such a practice benefits fresh food access for low income folks, educates citizenry on where and h...

  5. says:

    An inspiring look at how we can transform underused public spaces into food producing havens Our cities already spend money to pay people to mow and plant ornamentals, why not make that space productive by ...

  6. says:

    awesome this is of a polemic than an academic piece but overall he makes a convincing case for providing public fruit in the city imagine if the jacaranda or bottlebrush tree that just dropped a sticky mess on your car was full of figs, apples or oranges for you to pick instead

  7. says:

    Great info but a bit dry to read

  8. says:

    A discussion of the benefits of using public spaces for growing food A bit dry, but very interesting.

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