As discussed in the previous post, the importance of selecting the right person to write the book’s foreword is paramount. The most appropriate candidates for “Eat Up” fall within the categories of food writer, community activist, designer, and practitioner. Ideally, a prominent person in one of these fields will accept the invitation to write the foreword, thereby promoting their own goals while contributing to the growing rooftop agriculture movement. Writing the foreword could help the following authors to promote their own initiatives by addressing:
– Food author: food systems, food access, food equity, organics, nutrition
– Community activist: community building, education, food justice, public health
– Designer: roof access, building codes, integrated design
– Practitioner: feasibility, cost, sales outlets
My dream team top pick shall remain unnamed, but I searched high and low for a personal connection to this literary superstar. The one connection that I found did not yield the results that I hoped for, an so the jury is out on whether to approach the author via email, mail a manuscript and written letter, or schedule an appointment and fly across the country to talk.