Posted by: Necci – May 29, 2012
Joel Salatin, the owner of Polyface Farms, located west of Staunton in Augusta County, VA, will be speaking in the Ellwood Thompson's Community Room tomorrow evening at 5:30 PM. Salatin, who raises livestock using holistic methods, engages in sustainable agriculture, and describes himself as a "Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer," has been featured in Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma and the documentary films Food, Inc. and Fresh. He's written several books of his own, including Folks, This Ain't Normal, Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal, and The Sheer Ecstasy Of Being A Lunatic Farmer. Salatin's anti-GMO, pro-locally grown organic farming work has led him to quite a bit of acclaim in liberal circles, but the Bob Jones University graduate's outspoken advocacy for traditional gender roles, the role of farming in Christian ministry, and opposition to government regulation puts him outside the boundaries of typical liberal environmentalism, so his lecture, and the Q&A period that is to follow, promises some lively discussion that may go in directions you wouldn't expect. So come check it out--you may not agree with everything you hear, but you certainly won't be bored!
WHAT: Joel Salatin At Ellwood Thompson's Community Room!
WHERE: Ellwood Thompson's, 4 N. Thompson St.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 PM