This spring we will come together to discuss food, sustainability, agriculture, and conservation.
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Keynote Speakers at the CHCA Food Symposium
Joel Salatin, 61, is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and the author of eight books including Folks, This Ain’t Normal and The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. His speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. Four generations of his family currently live and work on the farm. Watch this interview with Joel conducted at Polyface Farms in Virginia.
P. Simran Sethi
Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair and designated one of the top eight women saving the planet by Marie Claire, Simran is the author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love. Lauded as an “environmental woman of impact” by Daily Variety, Simran has written for outlets including Smithsonian, NPR, The Washington Post, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Oprah.com and the Guggenheim Museum. She is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics Book.