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Tamzin Pinkerton has an academic background in Social Anthropology and Human Rights. Tamzin has been involved in various Transition Town Totnes projects, including coordinating the schools project Transition Tales, working with a local secondary school, and helping organize Transition Town Totnes. She now lives in Weybridge, Surrey with her daughter. Rob Hopkins, the co-founder of the Transition Network and founder of Transition Town Totnes, has been a teacher of permaculture and natural building for many years. He now lives in Totnes in Devon, the first Transition Town in the UK, from where he coordinates the Transition Network. 
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Product Details

  • Series: The Local Series
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd. (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1900322439
  • ISBN-13: 978-1900322430
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,757,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bob Banner on October 9, 2009
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Sustainable, local, and urban ag just keep on growing - Oct 8
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The First Review of `Local Food'
James Howard, Transition Culture

A Review of `Local Food: how to make it happen in your community' by Tamzin Pinkerton and Rob Hopkins. Green Books 2009. By James Howard.

There are some people that aren't that fussed about food. To them it is merely functional, a fuel that keeps them going that appears in a package or on their plate, and very little time or thought is given to it. I cannot begin to understand that mindset. Food is so much more than merely an energy source - it is often a highly sensuous experience, full of variety and the focal point for wonderful social bonding in many forms. Yes, I love food, always thinking about my next meal and who I will enjoy it with.

And yet food is, ultimately, an energy source, vital for human survival. Without treading on the toes of Pinkerton & Hopkins, this essential energy source for our very existence is now largely experienced at the end of a long process requiring the input of unsustainable amounts of fossil fuels that damages the stability of the climate that we require to grow the food! Of solutions offered, re-localisation of food supply is the only sustainable one, and thus explored in the very useful book "Local Food - How to make it happen in your community" by Tamzin Pinkerton and Rob Hopkins.

Local Food is the first book to go into deeper detail following the previous Transition Books which offered more general views. The Transition movement is all about positivity, and it is incredibly positive for people, for groups, for communities, to begin to take control of how their food is supplied, where from, and how it is grown.
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