June 17, 2023 -- An article by IRMA KURTI about poetry's role in addressing social issues such as hunger. In the Albanian Magazine "Nacional." Thanks to Ms. Kurti.
In a first-of-its-kind book, Editors Deborah Barndt, Lauren E. Baker and Alexandra Gelis introduce us to critically important conversations about Food Justice and Heritage.
Drawing upon insights, linked videos, and array of stories, they spotlight concerns about how we value food. They use each page to elevate and respect the critical roles of equity and traditional knowledge as we consider the future of food.
Most significantly, they do all of this important work by amplifying the often unheard, deeply wise voices of indigenous peoples.
Earth to Tables Legacies (2023 Rowman and Littlefield) is abundantly generous in its offerings. It provides cues and tips for all of us as we look to revere what Professor Emerita at Montana State University, Florence Dunkel calls the Culture in Agriculture.
And the book offers Art, Poetry, Song and Dance as transportive tools that enliven our understanding of farming and food. The many personal essays that are showcased ground us in living traditions while a trove of compelling photographs acknowledges the sweat equity that such "digging deep" work entails.
All said, in its call to action, this book signals a widening love for what is surely food's heart, soul and spirit.
For information on the book, visit www.earthtotables.org or www.rowman.com
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