04 Jun '11, 2pm

Check out Joel Salatin's keynote at the @motherearthfair Sat. at Noon His most recent book: #MENF

Check out Joel Salatin's keynote at the @motherearthfair Sat. at Noon His most recent book: #MENF

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer by Joel Salatin With a Letter from Wendell Berry Foodies and environmentally minded folks often struggle to understand and articulate the fundamental differences between the farming and food systems they endorse and those promoted by Monsanto and friends. With visceral stories and humor from Salatin’s half-century as a “lunatic” farmer, Salatin contrasts the differences on many levels: practical, spiritual, social, economic, ecological, political, and nutritional. In today’s conventional food-production paradigm, any farm that is open-sourced, compost-fertilized, pasture-based, portably-infrastructured, solar-driven, multi-speciated, heavily peopled, and soil-building must be operated by a lunatic. Modern, normal, reasonable farmers erect “No Trespassing” signs, deplete soil, worship annuals, apply petroleum-based chemicals, prod...

Full article: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_sheer_ecst...

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What a fantastic weekend! Thanks to everyone who joined us at @motherearthfair #MENF.

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chelseagreen.com 05 Jun '11, 10pm

Chelsea Green will be at the Mother Earth News Fair in Washington this weekend. We’ll have a table so please come by. We’l...