Reclaiming Our Food


Presentation and book signing of the newly released book Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement is Changing the Way We Eat, by Tanya Denckla Cobb.

  • Friday, June 22
  • 5 p.m. social with lecture to follow at 5:30 p.m.
  • Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo, VA

Tanya Denckla Cobb is a writer, teacher and environmental mediator. She is Associate Director of the UVA Institute for Environmental Negotiation where she works on a broad range of community, environmental, and agricultural issues. In 2007 she convened the 1st Virginia Food Security Summit and facilitated the subsequent formation of the Virginia Food System Council, and again in 2011 convened the 2nd Summit to launch the Council’s first statewide Farm to Table Plan.

She authored “The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food,” and the recently released book, “Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Movement is Changing What We Eat,” which has been named by Booklist as “one of the top 10 books on the environment for 2012,” and also has won the 2012 Nautilus Gold Award for promoting spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change in the category of green living. At the University, she teaches food system planning and participates in the UVA Food Collaborative.

Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Landtrust, VFH, and hosted by the Barrier Islands Center.

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