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FW: New Community Food book from Southern SAWG

  • Subject: [cg] FW: New Community Food book from Southern SAWG
  • From: "Betsy Johnson" betsy@bgjohnson.com
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 17:31:18 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Richards [mailto:keith@ssawg.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:48 PM
To: Keith Richards
Subject: New Community Food book from Southern SAWG




Southern SAWG has published a handbook to aid Community Food Systems
development in the Southern region.  "Food Security Begins at Home:
Community Food Coalitions in the South" ushers readers through the
of forming diverse community collaborations, conducting community food
assessments, addressing food policy issues and conducting profitable
projects that are the driving force of Community Food Security programs.
Included are many profiles of successful community food coalitions,
references to community food system organizations and sources for free
low-cost informational resources.  The handbook was funded by the USDA
Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program.

Released in June, 2005, this 158-page book is available in CD format for
$10.  Handbook chapters are fully-searchable, using Adobe Acrobat Reader
software that is included on the CD.

The seven chapters of the handbook are:

Chapter 1: The Problem of Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Chapter 2: The Community Food Security Movement

Chapter 3: Creating Successful Community Food Coalitions

Chapter 4: How Food Policy Councils Are Organized & Operate

Chapter 5: Conducting Community Food Assessments

Chapter 6: Creating Projects That Build Community Food Security

Chapter 7: Sources of CFS Funding & Financial Assistance

To order a copy of the CD, fill out the order form at


Payment by check or credit card is acceptable.

For more information,

see the Southern SAWG web site at www.ssawg.org

or contact Keith Richards at 479-587-0888; keith@ssawg.org.

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