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Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community (Civil Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives) #2020

Civic Agriculture Reconnecting Farm Food and Community Civil Society Historical and Contemporary Perspectives While the American agricultural and food systems follow a decades old path of industrialization and globalization a counter trend has appeared toward localizing some agricultural and food production

  • Title: Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community (Civil Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives)
  • Author: Thomas A. Lyson
  • ISBN: 9781584654148
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community (Civil Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives) By Thomas A. Lyson, While the American agricultural and food systems follow a decades old path of industrialization and globalization, a counter trend has appeared toward localizing some agricultural and food production Thomas A Lyson, a scholar practitioner in the field of community based food systems, calls this rebirth of locally based agriculture and food production civic agriculture beWhile the American agricultural and food systems follow a decades old path of industrialization and globalization, a counter trend has appeared toward localizing some agricultural and food production Thomas A Lyson, a scholar practitioner in the field of community based food systems, calls this rebirth of locally based agriculture and food production civic agriculture because these activities are tightly linked to a community s social and economic development Civic agriculture embraces innovative ways to produce, process, and distribute food, and it represents a sustainable alternative to the socially, economically, and environmentally destructive practices associated with conventional large scale agriculture Farmers markets, community gardens, and community supported agriculture are all forms of civic agriculture Lyson describes how, in the course of a hundred years, a small scale, diversified system of farming became an industrialized system of production and also how this industrialized system has gone global He argues that farming in the United States was modernized by employing the same techniques and strategies that transformed the manufacturing sector from a system of craft production to one of mass production Viewing agriculture as just another industrial sector led to transformations in both the production and the processing of food As small farmers and food processors were forced to expand, merge with larger operations, or go out of business, they became increasingly disconnected from the surrounding communities Lyson enumerates the shortcomings of the current agriculture and food systems as they relate to social, economic, and environmental sustainability He then introduces the concept of community problem solving and offers empirical evidence and concrete examples to show that a re localization of the food production system is underway.

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    1. Allow me to summarize this book for you Farming used to be concentrated on small family owned farms that served their immediate community and it s needs Today, agri business has taken over resulting in a concentration of most of the nation s food supply to a few huge farms that have a large amount of say in what farming regulations should be Because of this, food quality is greatly reduced, all the while doing harm to the environment and distancing people from their food sources food production [...]

    2. I wish that I had read this book before I read a few hundred texts on community food access and local food economies Since I read it later, after seeing it cited in numerous articles, I was already very familiar with all of the arguments As such, I had some difficulty focusing.Assuming that you haven t read a variety of articles on these topics, this book offers a good foundation for beginning research Parts are a bit too simplified, but I think that this is the point The book makes this topic r [...]

    3. A little bit better than crap Though I learned a few things, it s attempts to sway me fell short by a long shot.

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