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Farmer Joel Salatin to Appear in Richmond

Joel Salatin

VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) and Real Local RVA will present Sustainable Abundance: An Evening with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on November 28 at the ICA. The event is sponsored by Chickahominy Falls, Ellwood Thompson’s, C&F Bank and The Egan Team|Keller Williams. Guests are invited to tour the new ICA exhibit, Hedges, Edges, Dirt, prior to the presentation and stay for light refreshments.

        One of the most famous farmers in the world, Salatin is a pioneer of chemical-free farming. He co-owns Polyface Farm, in Swoope, Virginia, with his family. Featured in the New York Times bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the award-winning documentary Food, Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets and a farmers’ market.

       Salatin will speak about the inspirational topic of Sustainable Abundance. He says, “The Earth is not a reluctant partner that must be wrestled into production, but a benevolent friend rewarding humble human massage.” He will convince the audience to look at the future with inspiration and faith, healing the land bite by bite.

Cost is $35 to $40. Location: 601 W. Broad St. For more information, visit