Philip Ackerman-Leist

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Griffin Hall, 3 844 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267

Philip Ackerman-LeistRebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems with Philip Ackerman-Leist, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Director of the Farm and Food Project, Green Mountain College, author, 'Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems'.

Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural outposts to city streets, they are sowing, growing, selling, and eating food produced close to home—and they are crying out for agricultural reform. All this has made “local food” into everything from a movement buzzword to the newest darling of food trendsters.

But now it’s time to take the conversation to the next level. That’s exactly what Philip Ackerman-Leist does in Rebuilding the Foodshed, in which he refocuses the local-food lens on the broad issue of rebuilding regional food systems that can replace the destructive aspects of industrial agriculture, meet food demands affordably and sustainably, and be resilient enough to endure potentially rough times ahead.

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