“Flaccavento deftly weaves a big-picture vision for building a better economy – one that truly serves our needs and long-term well-being – with down-to-earth stories and practical tips for how to set these changes in motion within your own household and community.”
"There’s so much inspiring material packed into these pages, I challenge anyone to read it and NOT want to buy from, invest in, or even start a local business in food, energy, or finance. This book will change readers’ lives."
Recent Bottom Up Economy Speaking Engagements
Arizona Food and Finance Forum, Tucson, AZ
Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise, Morgantown, WV
Kensington Community Food Co-op in Philadelphia, PA
Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas in Little Rock, AR
Economic Development Summit, Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, VA
Community Voices at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Festival of the Book: "Loving Where You Live" with Melody Warnick, Crozet, VA
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
An Evening with Anthony Flaccavento, Floyd, VA
Talking Leaves Books, Buffalo, NY
Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Santa Fe Food Policy Council, Santa Fe, NM
Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, VT
2016 Food Access Summit, Keynote Speaker, Columbia, SC
Kansas Farmers Union with The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Where to Buy
Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up:
Current research shows us that Amazon is much more than a big retailer; it's an economic monopolizer that undermines jobs and weakens communities. In the interest of resilient, prosperous local economies, please instead consider ordering the book from your local bookseller. You can also order direct from publisher, University Press of Kentucky, or from IndieBound.
For more information on Amazon's stronghold and how to resist, visit the Institute for Local Self Reliance.