This post comes to us from Food Action Committee volunteer, Mary Ellen.
June 11/13: A wonderful evening at Just Us, Spring Garden listening, and absorbing the teachings of Francisco Van der Hoff, Mexico, co-founder of the fair trade movement. Graciously hosted by Av Singh and Ecology Action Centre’s own Mark Butler.
Francisco’s book Manifesto of the Poor: Solutions Come From Below about his journey, philosophy, and new vision of a world economy based on respect for Mother Earth, dignity for indigenous peoples, and a fair price for high quality products. It’s a very intriguing and hopeful read. One of my favourite quotes is “Where is the poetry?” My pick for Food Action Committee must-read books.
Manifesto was just translated into English by Just Us! Center for Small Farms, Grand Pre, printed by the exquisite Gaspereau Press in Kentville. Yes, I’m jealous.