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Entries in Food and the City (12)

Monday
Dec222014

Food and the City in Japan

I have been getting some tweets from Japan over the past week. This can only mean that the Japanese translation of the book is now out there.

A big thanks to my translator and my Japanese publisher, Hakusuisha (@Hakusuisha on Twitter).

Here's the link to the book's page on Hakusuisha's website.

 

cover to the Japanese edition of Food and the City, published by Hakusuisha

People are even tweeting photos of it on bookstore shelves.Looks like you get a free package of basil seeds with the book. Nice packaging touch.

 

From twitter

 

Thursday
Aug142014

École d'Été sur l'Agriculture Urbaine à Montréal le 18 au 22 août, 2014

Montreal, here I come.

For the past two weeks, I've been listening to Radio-Canada, translating and practicing my book talk en français. I'm very much looking forward to being in Montreal next week to be a part of a panel on Tuesday afternoon and deliver a 1-hour book talk that evening.This conference / school looks like a wonderful series of events, all around urban agriculture.

 http://www.ecoleagricultureurbaine.org/

Sunday
Apr212013

Off to Appleton and Menasha, WI, to talk Urban Ag at Fox Cities Book Festival and Lawrence University

I'm so happy to be heading to Appleton, WI, to talk about urban agriculture with students and faculty of Lawrence University. While I'm there, I'm part of the Fox Cities Book Festival. Two of my talks are open to the public on Monday, April 22. Here's the schedule.

Urban Agriculture Focus of Author Presentation

Jennifer Cockrall-King

Award-winning Canadian food journalist Jennifer Cockrall-King discusses alternative food systems in a Lawrence University presentation Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in Thomas Steitz Hall of Science Room 102. Cockrall-King’s appearance, sponsored by Lawrence’s Spoerl Lecture in Science and Society, is free and open to the public.

Based on her book “Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution,” the address examines  food systems in cities around the world that are shortening their food chains by utilizing community gardens, collective orchards and vertical farms within their city limits and taking “food security” into their own hands.

“Food and the City” received the 2011 Dave Greber Freelance Book Award, a Canadian national award that recognizes excellence in social justice writing. Cockrall-King’s appearance is part of the 2013 Fox Cities Book Festival.

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. Follow Lawrence on Facebook.

 

Wednesday
Aug152012

The Importance of Urban Agriculture on Global News Toronto this morning

Here I am talking about the global movement of urban agriculture and why growing food in cities matters on this morning's news in Toronto. (Watch directly on the Global Toronto site, or in the little screen below. The direct link to the site has a clearer picture.)

Wednesday
Aug082012

Urban Ag book talk and signing in Kingston, Ontario Mon Aug 13 @ 7 p.m.

The good people at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library have organized a book talk and signing event for me. Here's the poster. Please tell all your urban gardening friends, urban planners, food security activists and other interested parties. See you in Kingston in less than a week!