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Special last-minute discount tickets for Joel Salatin

(post, Kim Carlson)

This just in: 

Joel Salatin, an American farmer, lecturer, and author who is featured prominently in Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivores Dilemma, as well as in the film FRESH, will be in Portland on Monday, April 19. He will give two lectures at the Tiffany Center at 6 pm and 8 pm. 

These lectures are part of a larger FRESH Portland Week in celebration of FRESH opening theatrically at the Hollywood Theater. You can see the entire program on the FRESH website.

Lecture 1: 6 pm
In this mischievous lecture, Joel Salatin compares the industrial global food paradigm with the heritage local food paradigm.  Using hilarious stories from his family's Polyface Farm experience, Salatin examines the contrast on many different levels:  fertility, carbon cycling, energy use, relationships, marketing, and spirit.  If you ever wondered:  "What's really the difference between pastured poultry and Tyson's"? — now you'll know.

Lecture 2:  8 pm
By far and away the two most common questions asked of Joel Salatin are:  How can we afford local artisanal heritage-based food? And: Is it realistic to think we can really feed the world with a non-industrial food system? Because the local clean food movement, for all its allure, is still only some 2 percent of all food sales, envisioning it as a credible, viable alternative to industrial corporatized genetically modified food seems like pie-in-the-sky dreaming.  Using his own Polyface Farm principles as a foundation, Joel builds this vision one piece at a time by blending theory and practice.  You will never think about the food system the same way again

Location: Tiffany Center: 1410 Southwest Morrison Street Portland, OR 97205-1930  (503)522-4467

Tickets $25 for each lecture, but Culinate readers should use the code "FRESHpromo" when buying tickets online to receive a 20 percent discount.

There's also an intimate lunch with Joel at Ned Ludd from 12pm to 2pm. Only 32 seats are available.

This is a fundraiser for FRESH and their continued efforts to educate and inspire communities around the world about sustainable agriculture.

Location: 3925 NE MLK Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97212 (503)288-6900

Tickets: $115