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September 11, 2013 5:30pm to 8:30pm
1611 Harbor Rd Shelburne, VT
Rebuilding the foodshed aims to return democracy to the table through a focus on community-based food systems that are just and resilient. Models abound for re-envisioning how local food systems can transform how we eat, shop, grow, connect, and plan for the future. Farmer, professor, and author Philip Ackerman-Leist offers a national perspective on local scale, and proposes strategies for creating more democratic and secure food systems.
Prior to the discussion, NOFA-VT will be selling locally produced, organic salads and flatbreads made fresh from their mobile clay oven.
Copies of Ackerman-Leist's latest book, "Rebuilding the Foodshed" will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of Rebuilding the Foodshed and Up Tunket Road, is a professor at Green Mountain College, where he established the college’s farm and sustainable agriculture curriculum and is director of the Green Mountain College Farm & Food Project. He also founded and directs the college’s Masters in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS), the nation’s first online graduate program in food systems, featuring applied comparative research of students’ home bioregions. He and his wife, Erin, farmed in the South Tirol region of the Alps and North Carolina before beginning their sixteen-year homesteading and farming venture in Pawlet, Vermont. With more than two decades of “field experience” working on farms, in the classroom, and with regional food systems collaborators, Philip’s work is focused on examining and reshaping local and regional food systems from the ground up.
Presented by: Chelsea Green and Shelburne Farms
Co-Sponsors: NOFA-VT and Vermont Farm to Plate
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