Nourishing Communities

Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph has a long history of community outreach, fitting well with the Nourishing Communities research team's efforts to generate research questions that produce knowledge for the benefit of ...

Author: Irena Knezevic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319570005

Category: Social Science

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This edited volume builds on existing alternative food initiatives and food movements research to explore how a systems approach can bring about health and well-being through enhanced collaboration. Chapters describe the myriad ways community-driven actors work to foster food systems that are socially just, embed food in local economies, regenerate the environment and actively engage citizens. Drawing on case studies, interviews and Participatory Action Research projects, the editors share the stories behind community-driven efforts to develop sustainable food systems, and present a critical assessment of both the tensions and the achievements of these initiatives. The volume is unique in its focus on approaches and methodologies that both support and recognize the value of community-based practices. Throughout the book the editors identify success stories, challenges and opportunities that link practitioner experience to critical debates in food studies, practice and policy. By making current practices visible to scholars, the volume speaks to people engaged in the co-creation of knowledge, and documents a crucial point in the evolution of a rapidly expanding and dynamic sustainable food systems movement. Entrenched food insecurity, climate change induced crop failures, rural-urban migration, escalating rates of malnutrition related diseases, and aging farm populations are increasingly common obstacles for communities around the world. Merging private, public and civil society spheres, the book gives voice to actors from across the sustainable food system movement including small businesses, not-for-profits, eaters, farmers and government. Insights into the potential for market restructuring, knowledge sharing, planning and bridging civic-political divides come from across Canada, the United States and Mexico, making this a key resource for policy-makers, students, citizens, and practitioners.

Nourishing Communities

Author: Shannon Alice Courtney

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ISBN: 9780494769690

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Restoring Dignity Nourishing Hope

We have the imperative to support missional practices and the challenge to nourish missional theologies that best embody the Christian communities' gospel story. Hence, both missional practices and missional theologies are sources for ...

Author: Jonathan Barnes

Publisher: The Pilgrim Press

ISBN: 0829820337

Category: Religion

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Are you or your church thinking about international mission engagement? Are you already working with partners around the world? If so, Restoring Dignity is designed to help you think deeply, relate carefully and engage wisely about mission relationships. Topics covered include partnership, advocacy, community development, short-term mission, evangelism, interfaith dialogue and fundraising. The contributors include international partners, mission personnel, and local church pastors and members, all sharing from their experiences, relationships and what they have learned over years of mission engagement.

Eco Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development

Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways. Springer. Born, B., & Purcell, M. (2006). Avoiding the local trap: Scale and food systems in planning research. Journal of Planning Education and Research, ...

Author: Danish, Mir Sayed Shah

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799849163

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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Rapid changes in technology and lifestyle have led to a dramatic increase in energy demand. Growing energy demand is the main cause of environmental pollution, but the efficient use of renewable resources and technologies for residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors offers the opportunity to diminish energy dependence, ensure efficiency and reliability, reduce pollutant emissions, and buoy national economies. Eco-friendly energy processes are the key to long-term sustainability. Eco-Friendly Energy Processes and Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development is a collection of innovative research that identifies sustainability pillars such as environmental, technical, social, institutional, and economic disciplines and explores the longevity of these disciplines through a resource-oriented approach. Featuring coverage of a broad range of topics including environmental policy, corporate accountability, and urban planning, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, urban planners, engineers, advocates, researchers, academicians, and students.

Beach Nourishment and Protection

Thus, although it appears that detrimental effects to the nearshore soft-bottom communities adjacent to a nourished beach may be limited, additional studies are warranted, particularly in areas where these resources have not been ...

Author: Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309052904

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Many coastal communities have built structures at their beaches and added quantities of sand in contoured designs to combat erosion. Are such beach nourishment projects technically and economically sound? Or are they nothing more than building sand castles, as critics claim? Beach Nourishment and Protection provides a sound technical basis for decisionmaking, with recommendations regarding the utility of beach nourishment, the appropriate role of federal agencies, responsibility for cost, design methodology, and other issues. This volume Examines the economic and social role of beaches, the history of beach nourishment projects, and management strategies for shore protection. Discusses the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies, with a close-up look at the federal flood insurance program. Explores the state of the art in project design and prediction of outcomes, including the controversy over the use of traditional and nontraditional shore protection devices. Addresses what is known about the environmental impacts of beach nourishment. Identifies what outcomes should be targeted for continued monitoring by project officials. Beach Nourishment and Protection provides insight into the technical, economic, environmental, and policy implications of beach nourishment and protection, with examples and suggested research directions.

Beach Nourishment and Protection

Thus, although it appears that detrimental effects to the nearshore soft-bottom communities adjacent to a nourished beach may be limited, additional studies are warranted, particularly in areas where these resources have not been ...

Author: Marine Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309556473

Category: Science

Page: 322

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Many coastal communities have built structures at their beaches and added quantities of sand in contoured designs to combat erosion. Are such beach nourishment projects technically and economically sound? Or are they nothing more than building sand castles, as critics claim? Beach Nourishment and Protection provides a sound technical basis for decisionmaking, with recommendations regarding the utility of beach nourishment, the appropriate role of federal agencies, responsibility for cost, design methodology, and other issues. This volume Examines the economic and social role of beaches, the history of beach nourishment projects, and management strategies for shore protection. Discusses the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies, with a close-up look at the federal flood insurance program. Explores the state of the art in project design and prediction of outcomes, including the controversy over the use of traditional and nontraditional shore protection devices. Addresses what is known about the environmental impacts of beach nourishment. Identifies what outcomes should be targeted for continued monitoring by project officials. Beach Nourishment and Protection provides insight into the technical, economic, environmental, and policy implications of beach nourishment and protection, with examples and suggested research directions.

Crossroads Performance Studies and Irish Culture

He bemoans the demise of 'genuine storytelling,' as practiced by the farmer (the community-based storyteller, rooted in his/her neighborhood) and the sailor (the traveling storyteller, constantly nourishing communities with stories from ...

Author: Sara Brady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230244785

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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The highly performative categories of 'Irish culture' and 'Irishness' are in need of critical address, prompted by recent changes in Irish society, the arts industry and modes of critical inquiry. This book broaches this task by considering Irish expressive culture through some of the paradigms and vocabularies offered by performance studies.

Living Ahimsa Diet Nourishing Love amp amp amp amp amp amp amp Life

In her extraordinary service to humanity, Mother has helped nourish, nurture, and heal thousands of individuals and families, affecting hundreds of communities. She works from the trenches of the inner cities to the halls of the ...

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Publisher: Maya Tiwari

ISBN: 0979327962

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Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities

So then, how are they not to have such hunger and thirst for justice those who have been nourished by her milk? ... Marianist Lay Communities form one branch of what is called the Marianist Family and are both considered Charismatic and ...

Author: Néstor Medina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137550600

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Pentecostal-charismatics in Latin America and among Latinos: communities that share profound historical, linguistic and cultural roots. This compilation brings together practitioners and academics with pentecostal-charismatic affiliations, who analyse from within the development of the movement among these diverse communities.

Knowledge Management

Organizational means for this purpose range from creating coffee corners, over discovering and nourishing communities of interest, to establishing new comprehensive, organizational learning procedures.

Author: Irma Becerra-Fernandez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317478487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

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This book serves as a complete introduction to the subject of Knowledge Management (KM), and incorporates technical as well as social aspects, concepts as well as practical examples, and traditional KM approaches as well as emerging topics. Knowledge Management: Systems and Processes enhances the conventional exposition of KM with an in-depth discussion of the technologies used to facilitate the management of knowledge in large and small organizations. This includes a complete description of the theory and applications of the various techniques and technologies currently in use to manage organizational knowledge. The discussion of technology is at a level appropriate for the typical business administration graduate student or corporate manager. Special features:* Includes case studies of actual implementations of KM systems, including details such as system architecture * Contains numerous vignettes describing practical applications of KM initiatives at leading firms and governmental organizations * Provides a balanced view of knowledge management, while incorporating benefits and controversial issues, and both technology and social aspects * Extremely current, making extensive use of latest developments in, and examples from, the field of KM * Written by two proficient and recognized researchers in the field of KM.

The Nourishing Homestead

This health evolves from ensuring that your animals are being nourished on the ... A plant does not merely grow up; it also grows down, and as it grows down, it interacts with and nourishes the life-giving communities of soil bacteria.

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585524

Category: House & Home

Page: 352

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A practiculture way to grow nutrient-dense food, produce healthy fats, and live the good life The Nourishing Homestead tells the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another. The Hewitts offer practical ways to grow nutrient-dense food on a small plot of land, and think about your farm, homestead, or home as an ecosystem. Much of what the Hewitts have come to understand and embrace about their lives of deep nourishment is informed by their particular piece of land and local community in northern Vermont, but what they have gleaned is readily transferable to any place—whether you live on 4 acres, 40 acres, or in a 400-square-foot studio apartment. Ben and Penny (and their two sons) maintain copious gardens, dozens of fruit and nut trees and other perennial plantings, as well as a pick-your-own blueberry patch. In addition to these cultivated food crops, they also forage for wild edibles, process their own meat, make their own butter, and ferment, dry, and can their own vegetables. Their focus is to produce nutrient-dense foods from vibrant, mineralized soils for themselves and their immediate community. They are also committed to sharing the traditional skills that support their family, helping them be self-sufficient and thrive in these uncertain times. Much of what the Hewitts are attempting on their homestead is to close the gaps that economic separation has created in our health, spirit, and skills. Ben uses the term “practiculture” to describe his family’s work with the land—a term that encompasses the many practical life skills and philosophies they embody to create a thriving homestead, including raw-milk production, soil remediation, wildcrafting, Weston A. Price principles, bionutrient-dense farming, permaculture, agroforestry, traditional Vermont hill farming, and more. The Nourishing Homestead also includes information on deep nutrition, the importance of good fats, and integrating children into the work of a homestead. The Hewitts’ story is reminiscent of The Good Life, by Helen and Scott Nearing, and is sure to inspire a new generation of homesteaders, or anyone seeking a simpler way of life and a deeper connection to the world.

The Nourished Belly Diet

There are many meditation centers sprouting up in communities and yoga centers. Even apps exist that can get you started! Community. This is the last piece I want to touch on in this section because community is so vital to nourishment.

Author: Tammy Chang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 161243584X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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AN EASY-TO-FOLLOW DETOX UTILIZING TRADITIONAL WHOLE FOODS TO HEAL YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM Your digestive issues could be as simple as what you’re eating. Whether it’s processed foods, added sugar or a number of other unhealthy options, this book will help you detox with traditional ingredients that heal the body naturally. Written by a health coach and certified nutrition consultant, The Nourished Belly Diet teaches a nutrition-as-medicine diet with: • Complete guide to regenerative foods • Three weeks of comprehensive meal planning • Simple daily tips to boost vitality • Essential holistic health advice Bring your body back into balance with the book’s delicious recipes that use whole, traditional foods, including: • Crispy Kale Chips • Pumpkin Seed Pesto • Rosemary Chicken • Slow-Cooked Pork Ribs • Tomato Corn Basil Salad • Coconut Red Lentils • Peanut Oxtail Stew • Sweet Potato Home Fries

Nourishment for the Spiritual Pilgrimage

HEBREWS 10:24–25 This passage is often quoted to encourage people to worship regularly with a faith community. From my own personal experience, being connected to and involved with a worshipping community has been an important part of ...

Author: Vernon T. Jones

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 149823710X

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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"In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed" (Mark 1:35). Jesus taught by his words and actions. He went by himself to pray when he was tired, when faced with upcoming trying events, or when he just wanted to be alone in the presence of his Lord. He gave us guidance about what to pray, how to pray, and why to pray, and was very familiar with the Hebrew Scriptures. Thus, if we want to become Jesus' disciple we should follow his model and invest time and emotional energy into prayer, Bible study, and reflection. Nourishment For The Spiritual Pilgrimage provides an aid for those who want to participate in the spiritual pilgrimage of becoming a lifelong disciple of Jesus Christ. It offers insight and support for those who daily want to turn their hearts, souls, and minds to God's will in their lives, as they strive to help in bringing about God's kingdom in this present time. There are countless other devotionals, but hopefully this can offer something that many of the others may not, a specific focus on the concept of discipleship.

Nourishing the Spirit

Gratitude is an arousal that keeps community alive. Emerging spontaneously in the flow of favors, gratitude expands over time into an enduring mood. Visser describes this mood as a cultivated disposition: “one is in some sense grateful ...

Author: James D. Whitehead

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608332365

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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A seminal exploration of the psychological and spiritual power of our positive emotions. This new companion volume to the Whitehead's influential book on our negative emotions completes a work of scholarship that will nourish individuals and inform those who counsel them.

Beach Nourishment Project

minor sedimentological changes , and a small decline in diversity and abundance within the benthic community . The recovery of a borrow area is dependent upon abiotic factors such as the depth of the borrow pits , and the rate of ...

Author: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)

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Category: Beach nourishment

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Nutrition

There is, in fact, a need for coordinated modern studies into all aspects of human lactation in well-fed and in poorly nourished communities, using similar sampling methods and analytic techniques. These would include investigations ...

Author: M. Winick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146157210X

Category: Science

Page: 496

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The science of nutrition has advanced beyond expectation since Antoine La voisier as early as the 18th century showed that oxygen was necessary to change nutrients in foods to compounds which would become a part of the human body. He was also the first to measure metabolism and to show that oxidation within the body produces heat and energy. In the two hundred years that have elapsed, the essentiality of nitrogen-containing nutrients and of proteins for growth and maintenance of tissue has been established; the ne cessity for carbohydrates and certain types of fat for health has been docu mented; vitamins necessary to prevent deficiency diseases have been identified and isolated; and the requirement of many mineral elements for health has been demonstrated. Further investigations have defined the role of these nutrients in metabolic processes and quantitated their requirements at various stages of development. Additional studies have involved their use in the possible prevention of, and therapy for, disease conditions.

Beach Nourishment Project Town of Nags Head

Donaghue observed declines at Pea Island on a beach that was nourished almost yearly over a seven - year period ... of Bogue Banks have been nourished every year since 2002 , and semi - annual monitoring of benthic communities shows ...

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Beach Nourishment

Rakocinski , C. , LeCroy , S. E. , McLelland , J. A. , and Heard , R. W. ( 1991b ) , “ Responses by Macroinvertebrate Communities to Beach Renourishment at Perdido Key Florida : Initial Faunal Impact , ” Gulf Coast Research Laboratory ...

Author: Robert G. Dean

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810215484

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 399

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Beach nourishment comprises the placement of large quantities of good quality sediment on the beach to advance the shoreline seaward. The improvement of project performance through proper design and the predictability of performance are emphasized.

Nourishing the Teacher

The same phenomenon occurs when we as individuals lead our lives in the context of community. Just like the geese, we uplift one another to shine more brightly. By opening to our own inner light in tandem with others who are doing the ...

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Publisher: Nourish Your Light

ISBN: 061524596X

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 288

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A text intended to facilitate and highlight the multifaceted and fluid experience we humans have been gifted in the embodied realm. Arguetty utilizes the vast intelligence of Tantric yoga philosophy, nature, and ancient cultures to invoke insights, which ignite a path more fully aligned with the vast intelligence of nature and the pulsing beauty of our own hearts.

Facing Feelings in Faith Communities

When wasthe last timeyou tookareal sabbathday to nurture your soul,to connect withthe Divine within youin adeeply ... How couldyouinitiate aconversation abouthow your faith community couldbe arefuge or sanctuaryofpeacefulness for those ...

Author: William M. Kondrath

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566995205

Category: Religion

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Facing Feelings in Faith Communities is based on a simple premise: We have emotions because we need them. God created us as affectively competent beings, William Kondrath argues, to help us understand our world and to give appropriate signals to people around us about what we are experiencing. When we express our feelings clearly, other people can more easily respond in ways that are helpful to us, thus enhancing our relationships and the work we might do together. Kondrath also recognizes that unfortunately, for many of us, our emotional software was infected early on with viruses (early familial and social conditioning) that distorted the way we responded to natural stimuli. Because we are underusing or misusing our emotional capacities, we are missing out on the opportunity to express our full humanity. Fortunately, we can re-program our emotional software. Facing Feelings in Faith Communities help us restore our emotional systems to their original state, or at least invites us to imagine how we would live differently if our emotional expressions were more nearly congruent with the situations and events we encounter. Kondrath invites us to explore six feelings--fear, anger, sadness, peace, power, and joy--through poetry, meditation on an evocative drawing, as well as through his own analysis of each feeling. Congregational Resources for Facing Feelings is a companion collection to this book. For more information, click here.