SECURING OUR LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM
Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 11:30 am to 2:00 p.m. (free healthy food samples 11-noon, talk from noon-2); Free and free lunch. Cedar Valley College registration -click here STEWARD"S DINNER FUNDRAISER Tuesday January 28, 7-9 pm $90 Register through the URBAN ACRES MARKET website
A POWER BREAKFAST AT URBAN ACRES Thursday, Jan. 30, 7-9 am
LOCAL FOOD TO THE RESCUE
Workshop Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $99
ABOUT JOEL SALATIN Joel Salatin, a third generation alternative farmer who has been featured in “Food, Inc.” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” is a masterful speaker whose humor and positive energy guarantee a rewarding experience. Can we feed Texas and the world with local food? This is hands down the most frequently asked question to Joel or anyone else who promotes local, solar-driven, carbon-fertilized systems. Even most foodies and environmentalists have a deep-seated assumption that were it not for the petroleum-based fertilizer boom – the green revolution – we could not feed ourselves. Those massive Kansas wheat fields and California almond groves, for most people, represent efficiency and abundance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Backyard gardens and multi-speciation are far more productive per acre. In these workshops, Joel will give you the information and tools to feed your family and articulate a credible “feed the world” argument.
|LOCAL FOOD TO THE RESCUE $99.00|
REGISTER FOR 3 WORKSHOPS: $275
Joel Salatin, 53, is a full time farmer in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents' ideas.
The farm services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing.
He holds a BA degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as STOCKMAN GRASS FARMER, ACRES USA, and AMERICAN AGRICULTURALIST.
The family's farm, Polyface Inc. ("The Farm of Many Faces") has been featured in SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GOURMET and countless other radio,television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. It achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA by food writer guru Michael Pollan.