[permaculture] Wed, December 9th, 7-9pm/Santa Barbara Joel Salatin farmer and relocalization advocate/

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue Dec 8 23:01:55 EST 2009


Joel Salatin, farmer, author, and food relocalization advocate, comes 
to Santa Barbara as part of the Carbon Economy Educational Series.
                                     
Public Talk:  Pathways to Relocalization with Joel Salatin

Wednesday, December 9th, 7-9pm,
$10 at the Faulkner Gallery,
Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.



SANTA BARBARA, CA (12/01/2009)  -   "Imagine what it would be if, as 
a national policy, we had such nutritionally dense food that people 
actually felt better, had more energy, and weren't sick as much...now 
see, that's a noble goal." - Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms.

Joel Salatin, fulltime family farmer of the highly successful 
Polyface Farms, recipient of the Heinz Award for Environmental 
Leadership, and one of the world's leading advocates of farming and 
food relocalization, is coming to Santa Barbara December 9-11 as part 
of the Carbon Economy Educational Series.

"Meet the best, loudest (and only) Christian-libertarian-capitalist 
-environmentalist-lunatic farmer on the face of planet Earth.... a 
darling of the environmental left but with increasing cachet and 
respect from the religious right may make him the catalyst in 
bringing the two groups together," says the Christian Science Monitor 
of Joel Salatin in their recent article.

Featured in Michael Pollan's book, Omnivore's Dilemma, and in the 
films FRESH and FOOD, Inc., Joel himself is the author of six books 
including Family Friendly Farming, Salad Bar Beef, and his latest, 
Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal.   His speaking and writing 
reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with 
mischievous humor. Joel passionately defends small farms, local food 
systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm.

Joel Salatin will be providing a public talk on Wednesday, December 
9th at the Faulkner Gallery at the Central Library in Santa Barbara, 
a lecture for anyone who eats!   Salatin will inspire participants to 
engage in the relocalization movement through his direct and honest 
experience.  Following, on December 10th and 11th, Salatin will 
provide a 2-day intensive training sharing his own successful farming 
and relationship marketing model at Polyface Farms, and opening up 
the discussion to relocalization opportunities and challenges for 
communities.

Joel Salatin Events - Carbon Economy Educational Series
Intensive 2 Day Training: Pathways to Relocalization with Joe
  December 10-11, 2009 at Orella Ranch and El Capitan Canyon, north of 
Santa Barbara on the Gaviota Coast .  Visit www.CarbonEconomySB.com 
to learn more or register.  

Inspired by results driven science and applications, the Carbon 
Economy Educational Series brings speakers and educators to the Santa 
Barbara area to share leading edge technology and practices aimed at 
providing real world, applicable solutions to some of our most 
pressing environmental and social problems.  The courses are convened 
and co-sponsored by Quail Springs Permaculture Farm and Orella Ranch, 
with in-kind support from El Capitan Canyon Resort, with a host of 
local, national, and international network partners involved in the 
series.

Educators in the series this fall have included:  Elaine Ingham, PhD 
who taught a 3 day intensive on the Soil Food Web, Compost and 
Compost Tea Technologies; Darren Doherty and Kirk Gadzia who taught a 
6 day training on Sustainable Land Management, including Holistic 
Resource Management, Broadacre Permaculture, and Keyline Design; and, 
Erin Sanborn standing in for Gunter Pauli for Zero Emissions Research 
Initiatives training.   For more information, please visit 
<http://ent.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=300504352&u=3343466>www.CarbonEconomySB.com.

Contacts:
Dave Fortson, Orella Ranch & LoaTree, 
<mailto:david at loatree.com>david at loatree.com or 805.450.2357
Kolmi Majumdar, Quail Springs, 
<mailto:carboneconomy at quailsprings.org>carboneconomy at quailsprings.org 
or 805.886.7239

Recent articles on Joel Salatin
  http://www.hopedance.org/home/food-news/1603-joel-salatin-advocates-a-better-way-to-raise-food

http://www.mnn.com/food/farms-gardens/stories/joel-salatin-preaches-the-local-food-movement




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