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A Sustainable Agriculture Response to the Food Crisis

Published: May 27, 2008 9:30 PM

Event Date: June 05, 2008 7:00 PM

On June 5, 2008, Evergreen will host a talk by Joel Salatin, a farmer, visionary and expert in the practice of sustainable agriculture. Salatin's Polyface Farm achieved iconic status as the livestock farm featured in the New York Times’ bestseller Omnivore's Dilemma by food writer Michael Pollan.

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2008
Location: The Evergreen State College campus, Lecture Hall 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: free

A locally-sourced dinner dinner will be served from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Evergreen cafeteria, The Greenery, on the ground floor of the CAB.

About the Speaker:

A sought-after conference speaker, Salatin addressed a wide range of issues from "creating the farm your children will want," to "making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country."

Salatin's speeches are both conviction-based and humorous, akin to theatrical performances, often receiving standing ovations. He describes his occupation as "mob-stocking herbivorous solar conversion lignified carbon sequestration fertilization."

Background:

In 1961, William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area. Using nature as a pattern, they began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations. Today the farm represents America's premier non-industrial food production oasis.

This event is sponsored by Olympia Climate Action, Olympia Food Coop, Bainbridge Island Graduate Institute, Olympia Slow Food, and The Evergreen State College

Contact

Robin "RJ" Burt Director of Alumni Relations
The Evergreen State College
(360) 867-6551
burtr@evergreen.edu