A Sustainable Agriculture Response to the Food Crisis
On June 5, 2008, Evergreen will host a talk by Joel Salatin, a farmer, visionary and expert in the practice of sustainable agriculture. Salatin was profiled in Michael Pollan's influential book, "Omnivore's Dilemma."
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2008
Location: The Evergreen State College campus, Lecture Hall 1
Time: 7 p.m.
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: Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm achieved iconic status as the livestock farm featured in the NEW YORK TIMES'S bestseller "Omnivore's Dilemma" by food writer Michael Pollan. 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 hervbivorous 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. For more information about Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms: http://www.polyfacefarms.com/default.aspx
This event is sponsored by Olympia Food Coop, Bainbridge Island Graduate Institute, Olympia Slow Food, Olympia Climate Coalition and the Evergreen State College