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An atlas of food: a cooperatively-created, crowd-sourced and crowd-funded project of guerrilla cartography and publishing.
An atlas of food: a cooperatively-created, crowd-sourced and crowd-funded project of guerrilla cartography and publishing.
747 backers pledged $29,569 to help bring this project to life.

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Food: An eAtlas is ready for you to download!

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Well, friends, the eAtlas is ready for you to download. Go to and click download. The eAtlas will download as a pdf and is free for you to enjoy on your computer or tablet.

Thank you everyone for helping us realize this project in both printed and digital formats.

- The food atlas project team

Greenhorns Donation and e-Atlas Update

We are excited to announce that the Guerrilla Cartography collaborators have democratically selected to support Greenhorns with proceeds from Food: An Atlas. $500 was donated to Greenhorns, a non-profit that promotes, recruits, and supports new farmers in America as part of the Food: An Atlas project's commitment to support a non-profit working for food sovereignty.

The final backer reward to be fulfilled is the eAtlas and we are working on it. We will announce through Kickstarter and Facebook when it is up and ready for you to download. We appreciate the support and commitment you have shown which helped to make this project possible. Thank you!

Atlases Shipped!


Soft cover:
Most atlases have been received by our kickstarter backers and internet sales customers. The final batch of domestic softbound books hit the USPS mail stream last week! The books are traveling via media mail so expect up to 7-10 business days for final delivery. Our International softcover shipment (including Canada) was picked up on Friday, March 8, with no definite estimated delivery date since they are traveling all over the globe.

Hard cover:
The hard cover atlases had a minor snafu at the bindery but it has been resolved and those atlases should be in our hands this week (in their beautiful dust jackets!) and then en route to their domestic and international destinations soon after.

Now that the physical atlas is printed and almost all delivered, we can turn our attention to the eAtlas. We will post another update when the eAtlas is available for free download.

Errata notice
With regret, we announce the following errors in the final publication:
Eliot Waring should have been listed as part of the production team on the title page and the credits page in the back of the atlas. Eliot is the very talented videographer who donated his considerable skill and many hours to creating the video that was extremely important to the success of our Kickstarter campaign. This error was not caught in the proofing process. Eliot Waring is named in the "Guerrilla Cartography" essay in the front of the atlas.
Page 65:
Farm to Table: Community Supported Agriculture in Massachusetts. A bar chart showing the growth of CSAs in Massachusetts since 1986 fell out of the document and this error was not caught in the proofing process.
Both of these errors have been corrected and will not persist in the eAtlas. The editors take full responsibility for these errors and offer our heartfelt apologies to all.

Thank you to all who have supported this project through their donated talents and labors as well as those who backed our project on Kickstarter or purchased an atlas through our website. We have still have a few copies to sell so tell your friends and your librarians that the atlas can still be purchased at

Food: An Atlas Release Party

Collaborators, Backers, and Friends!

We are very excited to announce that Food: An Atlas is coming off the presses! We are going to celebrate with a talk and party on Sunday, February 17, in Berkeley, California. Kickstarter backers and Amazon customers will be able to pick up their softbound* copy at the event and meet the editors and production team. There will also be atlases for sale so bring a friend! Hardbound versions of the atlas will be available one week later and so will be shipped directly.

We will be raffling off two seats on the Tacos de Oakland tour on the Authentic Mexican Bus in April!

What: Food: An Atlas Release Party

Where: Smilodon Plaza at McCone Hall**
University of California
Berkeley, California

When: Sunday, February 17, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Schedule of events:
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Atlas sales and pick-up
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Informal talk and discussion with the atlas production team
4:00 p.m. - Snacks and beverages on the McCone Hall balcony overlooking San Francisco Bay

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*We welcome all backers to come by and pick-up their atlases (saving us $ on shipping!) If you cannot pick-up your atlas we will be shipping atlases in the days following February 17 and you will receive your atlas soon after.
**McCone Hall is near the north gate entrance to UC Berkeley at Hearst Avenue and Euclid Avenue.

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