Holistic Farming Expert Joel Salatin to Visit Meredith

Joel Salatin, of Polyface Farms, Inc., will visit Meredith College on Tuesday, March 9.

Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer and author whose books include “You Can Farm” and “Salad Bar Beef.” Salatin raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Va. Visit http://www.polyfacefarms.com for more information.

Salatin’s schedule includes the following events that are open to the public.

10 a.m.–Noon: Holy Cows & Hog Heaven, Kresge Auditorium
In this discussion, Salatin will describe Polyface Farm's choreographed plant-animal symbiotic relationship between the landscape, the community, and the eater. He will also address the moral and ethical responsibilities of eating—connecting the field to the plate.

RSVPs appreciated at http://www.rsvpmenow.com Event ID#: 20776

7–9 p.m.: Third Annual Film Feastival featuring FRESH, The Movie
70 minute film, followed by 50 minute discussion/questions with event panelists
Location: Jones Hall Auditorium

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for the future of our food and our planet. Visit http://www.freshthemovie.com for more information on this film.

Public tickets for the film are available for $7. Proceeds will be donated to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

Tickets for Meredith College students and faculty/staff are free, but still need to be reserved and printed through the link above.

Tickets for this event can be purchased at: http://www.filmfeastival.blogspot.com.

In recognition of National Nutrition Month™, the Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition program has partnered with the Durham-Chapel Hill and Raleigh District Dietetic Associations and Slow Food Triangle to host the Film “Feastival.” The 2010 National Nutrition Month™ theme is “Nutrition from the Ground Up”. Through a documentary viewing and thought-provoking discussion, Film “Feastival” participants will have the opportunity to examine where our food comes from and consider a new way of thinking about what we are eating.

Salatin’s visit is part of the Master of Science in Nutrition Speakers Series. It is also sponsored by Meredith’s Center for Women, Ethics and Public Life.

Date Submitted: 2010-02-25

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