Wednesday, August 20, 5 p.m. at Meadowlark Farm (6350 E Lingaur Rd, Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653).
Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. Now it’s time to take the conversation to the next level. That’s exactly what Philip Ackerman-Leist does in “Rebuilding the Foodshed,” as 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 potential rough times ahead.
The discussion will be led by Stephanie Mills—a renowned author and lecturer on bioregionalism, ecological restoration, and community economics. There will also be a potluck, so bring some local food to share and your own table service.
You can pick up a copy of “Rebuilding the Foodshed"—and all the other books on Bob’s list—at Brilliant Books, Horizon Books, and local libraries.