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Author to speak at Barrier Islands Center

The Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and the Barrier Islands Center are partnering to sponsor Tanya Denckla Cobb, author of the newly released book, “Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grasroots Movement is Changing the Way We Eat” on Friday, June 22, at the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo.

The social will be at 5 p.m. with the lecture and book signing to immediately follow at 5:30 p.m.

The program, spearheaded by VES Land Trust, is an effort to explore the history and future of Eastern Shore agriculture. The book “Reclaiming Our Food” was published in October 2011. It is getting major national attention and was featured in the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville in March.

The book and lecture is about the relationship between food, tradition, and community; and it profiles more than 50 community food projects and initiatives across the country, from inner city Philadelphia to the Navajo Indian Reservation; from roof-top bee-keeping in Chicago to permaculture experiments in Virginia to community supported fisheries in Beaufort N.C.

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