Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. ix-x

List of Illustrations

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Preface

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pp. xi-xiv

This book has been almost a decade in the making. In 2005, I moved to Oakland to try to better understand how and to what end low-income communities of color were making use of local food systems. There, I met a group of people working to connect...

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1. Going Green, Growing Green

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pp. 1-15

It’s Thursday afternoon, and the sun is shining. Customers stream into the North Berkeley Farmers Market from all directions.1 Some lock their bicycles to parking meters behind the vendors’ tents while others come on foot or have parked nearby. Patrons stroll from one artfully...

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2. Understanding the Green Economy

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pp. 16-34

In the past forty years, the environmental movement has shifted from emphasizing the ecological limits on economic growth to embracing green growth as a pathway to social change...

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3. The Taste of Place

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pp. 35-61

On April 13, 1969, a group of student and community activists met at a collective house half a block from Berkeley’s campus and proposed to create a “user developed community park” (Copeland 1969). Six days later, Stew Albert, who along with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin...

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4. Creating Just Sustainability

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pp. 62-93

In the spring of 2006, the North Berkeley Farmers Market hosted a series of special events called “Shopping with the Chef.” During these tours, chefs shared their thoughts on the day’s produce and offered simple recipes and preparations. The series’ inaugural event...

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5. Who Participates in the Green Economy?

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pp. 94-122

To spend an afternoon at the West Oakland Farmers Market is to be surrounded by hugs, handshakes, and other expressions of familiarity. Many vendors and customers know each other by name and exchange familiar greetings. David Roach, the market founder, stresses the importance...

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6. Greening Growth

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pp. 123-142

The Ecology Center, which manages the North Berkeley Farmers Market, is a nonprofit organization seeking to facilitate urban lifestyles that contribute to ecological sustainability, social equity...

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7. Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy

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pp. 143-154

Over the next ten years the green economy is going to change virtually every major aspect of our lives for the better. . . . It’s clear from our inability to pass climate legislation that we’re not going green because it’s the right thing to do. We’re going green because it’s simply the smart thing to do...

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Epilogue. Reading, Writing, Relationship

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pp. 155-172

I entered the field on a sunny spring Saturday morning. I biked to the local train station and boarded a southbound train. The train headed underground as we approached the downtown Oakland business district and then emerged again to make one final stop before it crossed the bay to San Francisco...

Notes

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pp. 173-178

References

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pp. 179-198

Index

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pp. 199-206