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Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up

Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change (Culture of the Land)

Anthony Flaccavento, Bill McKibben (Foreword by)


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The global economy has witnessed important changes in recent years. In the United States, enterprising communities have transitioned from tobacco farming to growing organic produce, from extractive fishing to vertical farming, from nonrenewable energy consumption to the implementation of solar cooperatives-and have transformed from impoverished neighborhoods into green development zones. Yet these promising achievements remain a small part of the total economy and are largely ignored by policy m.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813167343, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2016

About the Author

Anthony Flaccavento is the author of Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value Chains. He has published articles on sustainability and rural development in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and Solutions Journal. In 1995, he founded Appalachian Sustainable Development and now serves as the president of SCALE, Inc., a private consulting business that supports ecologically healthy economies. He is also an experienced organic farmer.