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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design (June 10, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062267639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062267634
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Douglas Gayeton’s work has captured that magical moment when powerful ideas are transformed into a national movement led by visionary people with highly personal solutions for living more locally and sustainably. Bravo!” (Hunter Lovins, president, Natural Capitalism Solutions)

“LOCAL is a timely and superbly graphic exposition of the horticulturists who, by their unstinting and vastly underpaid labor, comprise a vanguard of a biological movement that is reclaiming our land, place, and culture.” (Paul Hawken, author, The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability)

“Historian Lawrence Goodwyn once said, ‘We cannot create what we cannot name,’ and he’s right. In his stunningly beautiful book, Douglas Gayeton gives name to the world we want and in so doing helps us create it.” (Anne Lappe)

“This book shows people how they can become directly involved in fixing the broken food system in their role as consumers, by making purchases consistent with their values and with an eye on living more sustainably.” (Patrick Holden, founder, Sustainable Food Trust)

“Climate change happens just slowly enough that it can slip by our defenses, unless we are able to harness-as this project so powerfully does-the depth of human creativity to slam the message home.” (Bill McKibben, founder, 350.org)

From the Back Cover

Living sustainably isn't a choice; it's a necessity.

ur current way of producing food isn't healthy for us or our planet. Paying closer attention to how we eat, what food we buy, and where we make these purchases are important first attempts in creating a better food system. Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America discusses the steps we can take toward sustainable living by explaining the vocabulary and principles of this movement.

Douglas Gayeton—a cofounder of the Lexicon of Sustainability and Project Localize—has traveled the country, interviewing and photographing farmers, fishermen, dairy producers, and educators to better understand American food and farming today. The stories of their groundbreaking work, along with Gayeton's stunning collagelike photography, are inspirational in their advocacy for change. Local not only demystifies today's food-making processes and its basic terms but also can help everyone make changes in their lives that will lead to healthier, safer, and more sustainable food production for generations to come.


More About the Author

Douglas Gayeton is an award-winning American multimedia artist, filmmaker, writer, and photographer. He and his wife are the directors of the Lexicon of Sustainability project, which focuses on teaching people how to lead a more sustainable life. He is the author of LOCAL: The New Faces of Food and Farming in America, and SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town. He lives on a small goat farm near Petaluma, CA.

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Truly remarkable book that shares knowledge on sustainable practices that have the potential to shift our current corporate food systems. This book is a must read for anyone that whats to understand the current issues in our corporate food system in the United States as providing practical solutions. The book also includes beautiful imagery of sustainable farmers explaining and sharing their innovative methods. Douglas' writing is clear, interesting, uplifting, thoughtful, and impeccably articulated. definitely get Local:The New Face of Food and Farming in America if your are interested in understanding the negative impacts of corporate agriculture while learning how to be apart of of a sustainable change!
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By Gillian Popper on June 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This is a must read for anyone who cares about food. It is high time we had a way to educate our families about the right course for the future. I love the messages in this book and the dynamic visuals, it will grace my coffee table right next to the Slow book,
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