Joel Salatin, a third-generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, will be in Berkeley on January 21 to give a talk about symbiotic farming, local food, and the ethical and spiritual thread that “connects the field to the plate.” Joel’s family farm, Polyface Farm, is an innovative model of community-supported agriculture that seeks to develop emotionally, economically, and environmentally sustainable agricultural enterprises. Joel and his farm are featured in the movies “Fresh” and “Food, Inc.,” and in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Joel will be giving an evening program consisting of two talks and a question and answer period. The first talk will address issues of sustainable farming and eating. In the second talk, Joel will discuss how his faith relates to his farming practice. Click here for details and to purchase tickets. All event proceeds will benefit local food justice organizations.
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