We Want Land to Live

Making Political Space for Food Sovereignty

Author: Amy Trauger

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820350265

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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We Want Land to Live explores the current boundaries of radical approaches to food sovereignty. First coined by La Via Campesina (a global movement whose name means “the peasant’s way”), food sovereignty is a concept that expresses the universal right to food. Amy Trauger uses research combining ethnography, participant observation, field notes, and interviews to help us understand the material and definitional struggles surrounding the decommodification of food and the transfor­mation of the global food system’s political-economic foundations. Trauger’s work is the first of its kind to analytically and coherently link a dialogue on food sovereignty with case studies illustrating the spatial and territorial strate­gies by which the movement fosters its life in the margins of the corporate food regime. She discusses community gardeners in Portugal; small-scale, independent farmers in Maine; Native American wild rice gatherers in Minnesota; seed library supporters in Pennsylvania; and permaculturists in Georgia. The problem in the food system, as the activists profiled here see it, is not markets or the role of governance but that the right to food is conditioned by what the state and corporations deem to be safe, legal, and profitable—and not by what eaters think is right in terms of their health, the environment, or their communities. Useful for classes on food studies and active food movements alike, We Want Land to Live makes food sovereignty issues real as it illustrates a range of methodological alternatives that are consistent with its discourse: direct action (rather than charity, market creation, or policy changes), civil disobedience (rather than compliance with discriminatory laws), and mutual aid (rather than reliance on top-down aid).

Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land

Author: Kurt Timmermeister

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393080668

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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"Charming . . . . [Kurt Timmermeister] narrates his personal journey with an open, straightforward spirit." —Wall Street Journal When he purchased four acres of land on Vashon Island, Kurt Timmermeister was only looking for an affordable home near the restaurants he ran in Seattle. But as he slowly settled into his new property, he became awakened to the connection between what he ate and where it came from: a hive of bees provided honey, a young cow could give fresh milk, an apple orchard allowed him to make vinegar. With refreshing honesty, Timmermeister details the initial stumbles and subsequent realities he faced as he established a profitable farm for himself. Personal yet practical, Growing a Farmer will entirely recast the way we think about our relationship to the food we consume.

Where We Want to Live

Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities

Author: Ryan Gravel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250078253

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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The creator of the Atlanta Beltline, a proposed 22-mile loop of transit and trails that is already changing the face of the city, argues for leveraging existing infrastructure to reconceive how we live in American cities

One Acre and Security

How to Live off the Earth Without Ruining It

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811766349

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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A passport to freedom that shows how to find fun, food, shelter, and income on land that may be within easy-driving distance of the city and suburbs. Why work a lifetime, asks Angier, to accumulate enough money to retire from the rat race during the last, least active years of life, when a little ground can provide healthful, relaxed living—now—and income too? One Acre and Security explains how “three-squares-a-day” and money to spend can come from the earth with instructions on: sheep or pig farming, raising bees for honey, keeping dairy herbs of cows or goats, making money with herb culture, raising and selling rabbits and earthworms, running a poultry farm, raising fish, frogs, and turtles for profit and fun. Angier, the man who has done it all himself, shares too what he has learned about some of the ways to eat from nature’s free banquet table, how to stretch country-living with hikes on famous trails or on any untrammeled path, where to find the best hunting and fishing, and how to catch bigger, healthier fish. “This book is written for those who want to move—not to the distant wilderness—but just far enough away from the smog and the screaming traffic to be where meat will be theirs for the raising, fish for the catching, fruit and vegetables for the picking, fuel for the cutting, home for the satisfaction of building…breathing cleaner air, beholden to none, doing what they want to do most and giving it their best,” says Bradford Angier in One Acre and Security…

The Woodland Homestead

How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods

Author: Brett McLeod

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123503

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

Food Sovereignty in International Context

Discourse, politics and practice of place

Author: Amy Trauger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317654250

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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Food sovereignty is an emerging discourse of empowerment and autonomy in the food system with the development of associated practices in rural and some urban spaces. While literature on food sovereignty has proliferated since the first usage of the term in 1996 at the Rome Food Summit, most has been descriptive rather than explanatory in nature, and often confuses food sovereignty with other movements and objectives such as alternative food networks, food justice, or food self-sufficiency. This book is a collection of empirically rich and theoretically engaged papers across a broad geographical spectrum reflecting on what constitutes the politics and practices of food sovereignty. They contribute to a theoretical gap in the food sovereignty literature as well as a relative shortage of empirical work on food sovereignty in the global "North", much previous work having focussed on Latin America. Specific case studies are included from Canada, Norway, Switzerland, southern Europe, UK and USA, as well as Africa, India and Ecuador. The book presents new research on the emergence of food sovereignties. It offers a wide variety of empirical examples and a theoretically engaged framework for explaining the aims of actors and organizations working toward autonomy and democracy in the food system.

Stop Living in This Land, Go to the Everlasting World of Happiness, Live There Forever

Author: Woo Myung

Publisher: Cham books

ISBN: 0984912444

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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At last, the way to become complete is revealed in Woo Myung’s best-selling book, Stop Living in This Land Go to the Everlasting World of Happiness Live There Forever. Now we can live in the everlasting world of happiness. By discarding one’s false mind, one can live as the infinite, never-changing universe, which is truth self. This book unveils the mysteries of the human mind and teaches the ultimate solution to become liberated from the illusion of the false self and live forever as Truth. It gives all people hope to be free of pain and suffering. This book is for everyone: those seeking happiness, those suffering from stress and worries, those searching for the meaning and purpose of life, those wanting to understand the human mind, those wanting to know the universe mind, those interested in spirituality and Truth, and those wanting a unified world of harmony and peace. The diversity of people interested in these teachings is as vast as humanity itself. The book provides the ultimate answers to the questions, ’What is the human mind?’ ‘What is the meaning and the purpose of life?’ ‘What is enlightenment?’ A countless number of people have asked these questions and many have tried to answer them. This book provides the ultimate answers. Now is the time to stop living in this land. Now is time to go to the everlasting world of happiness. Now is the time to live forever in the true world. Woo Myung will teach you how.

A Land Remembered

Author: Patrick D. Smith

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561642243

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

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Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

If This Vortex Doesn't Slow Down

This Was Meant as a Diary Welcome to the Vortex Life and Liberty Taken... and my bunker buddy

Author: S.C. Johnson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453543007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

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The pain and the glory to be an exception—that is one definition of Bella. Then add her political predictions, ramifications, and implications will amaze the readers as to the timing and years ahead of the rest of the country she is but all predictions come true. Now add the story. This is the mothership of all cruises to take with Bella who uses her sunshine, giggles, and color to pull her through a story we all are horrified, cry, cheer, and then laugh out loud till crying she is so hilarious and eventually want to pick her up and carry her into our own lives. One exceptionally undefinable girlie like no one you will ever meet again shares her ability to survive through some one the most indescribable certifiable kidnapping scenes only for her to turn them into comedic skits to gain strength and amaze all of her survivalist nature we all could learn from. Did you ever meet someone who’s story was just so unimaginable and you cannot picture how they ended up speaking the English language forward not backward in the end she has one of the most hilarious vicious sense of humor with one of the truest hearts, biggest compassion, God-fearing , God-loving, and love of country. Bella’s voice, passion, and unrelenting prophetic political side that drives her Earnhardt speed and unnerving clairvoyant prediction to the realism of the heartbeat and destruction of our own country. The story threads one girl’s journey to get out of abusive relationships and her desire to pull our country along with her out of the abusive plot taking Life and Liberty Away from The Big Girlie and our girlie gains hers back.

How to Land a Plane

Author: Mark Vanhoenacker

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615195475

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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From the bestselling author of Skyfaring (125,500+ copies sold in the US and UK alone), a witty guide on how to land a jetliner—in 60 pages! British Airways pilot and internationally bestselling author Mark Vanhoenacker invites readers to take a seat—the captain’s seat, that is—and relax, to learn the ins and outs of landing a plane. This funny, easy-reading guide covers every step from approach to touchdown, explaining complex topics with the help of illustrations, bolded terms, and clear language. Vanhoenacker demystifies the magic of flight and lets anyone become a pilot (at least on the ground)!

The One Year Bible TLB

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414376421

Category: Bibles

Page: 1200

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The One Year Bible helps you read the entire Bible in one year in as little as 15 minutes a day. The One Year Bible guides readers through God's Word with daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs.

Raging Star

Author: Moira Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442433418

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Saba’s passion kept her allies alive. Now it may destroy them all in the gut-wrenching third book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.” Saba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo...until she meets him and he confounds all her expectations with his seductive vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to create and build a healthy, stable, sustainable world…for the chosen few. The young and healthy. Under his control. Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop New Eden. Presumed dead, he’s gone undercover, feeding Saba crucial information in secret meetings. Saba commits herself to the fight—and hides her connection with DeMalo. Joined by her brother, Lugh, and her sister, Emmi, Saba leads a small guerilla band against the settlers and the Tonton militia. But the odds are overwhelming. Saba knows how to fight—she’s not called the Angel of Death for nothing. But what if the fight cannot be won? Then DeMalo offers her a seductive chance she may not be able to refuse. How much will she sacrifice to save the people she loves? Betrayal lurks in unexpected places in the breathtaking conclusion to the Dust Lands Trilogy.

Way of the Earth

Author: T.c. Mcluhan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684801574

Category: Nature

Page: 576

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Explores the parallels among different cultures in terms of how they perceive nature, and argues that there is unity between people as they celebrate nature

Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements

Decolonial Perspectives

Author: Devon Peña,Luz Calvo,Pancho McFarland,Gabriel R. Valle

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610756185

Category: Social Science

Page: 503

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This collection of new essays offers groundbreaking perspectives on the ways that food and foodways serve as an element of decolonization in Mexican-origin communities. The writers here take us from multigenerational acequia farmers, who trace their ancestry to Indigenous families in place well before the Oñate Entrada of 1598, to tomorrow’s transborder travelers who will be negotiating entry into the United States. Throughout, we witness the shifting mosaic of Mexican-origin foods and foodways in the fields, gardens, and kitchen tables from Chiapas to Alaska. Global food systems are also considered from a critical agroecological perspective, including the ways colonialism affects native biocultural diversity, ecosystem resilience, and equality across species, human groups, and generations. Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements is a major contribution to the understanding of the ways that Mexican-origin peoples have resisted and transformed food systems. It will animate scholarship on global food studies for years to come.

We Just Want To Live Here

A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager, An Unlikely Friendship

Author: Amal Rifa'i,Odelia Ainbinder,Sylke Tempel

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429979763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Palestinian Amal Rifa'i and Israeli Odelia Ainbinder are two teenage girls who live in the same city, yet worlds apart. They met on a student exchange program to Switzerland. Weeks after they returned, the latest, violent Intifada broke out in the fall of 2000. But two years later, Middle East correspondent Sylke Tempel encouraged Amal and Odelia to develop their friendship by facilitating an exchange of their deepest feelings through letters. In their letters, Amal and Odelia discuss the Intifada, their families, traditions, suicide bombers, and military service. They write frankly of their anger, frustrations, and fear, but also of their hopes and dreams for a brighter future. Together, Amal and Odelia give us a renewed sense of hope for peace in the Middle East, in We Just Want To Live Here.

Of Triton

Author: Anna Banks

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250042453

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she's a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death. As if that's not bad enough, her mother's reappearance in the Syrena world turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen's request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she's never known? Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen's points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.

Treaty Elders of Saskatchewan

Our Dream is that Our Peoples Will One Day be Clearly Recognized as Nations

Author: Harold Cardinal,Walter Hildebrand

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552380432

Category: Social Science

Page: 84

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"It is my hope, & the hope of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, that this publication can help to provide the historical context needed to intelligently & respectfully forge new relations between First Nations people & non-Aboriginal people in the province of Saskatchewan. It has already done so, in part, by facilitating the work of our office in bringing together the parties of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations & Canada to reach common understandings & to use the Treaties as a bridge from the past to the future... so that we can learn from the past & work together towards a future built on co-operation & mutual respect." -- Judge David M Arnot, Treaty Commissioner for Saskatchewan.

Civic Agriculture

Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community

Author: Thomas A. Lyson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611683033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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A engaging analysis of food production in the United States emphasizing that sustainable agricultural development is important to community health.