Learning from success

Learning from success: Local food activism and the fight for a livable planet

by Aric McBay, Briarpatch Magazine, January/February 2009

Being an activist has a way of teaching you how to lose gracefully. Or, at least, how to lose. In my activist career I’ve worked in many different campaigns on a diverse array of issues, but virtually every single campaign I’ve been involved in has been a losing battle, with the particular problems we were fighting against becoming measurably worse despite our efforts. There has been one exception: the movement to build local, ecologically sound food systems. Read the whole article