Sustainable Abundance: An Evening with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms


  • November 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm

Real Local RVA and VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art are proud to bring Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms to Richmond. Arguably, the most famous farmer in the world, Mr. Salatin is America’s most celebrated pioneer of chemical-free farming.

Joel will dive head first into the topic of “Sustainable Abundance.” Many people in our culture fear the future’s resource scarcity and political unrest. Veering off this orthodox paranoia, Salatin offers a different possibility with a template that is both attractive and pragmatic. A fundamentally solar-driven, participatory, historically-normal localized, integrated foodscape can bless the whole world with sustainable abundance. The earth is not a reluctant partner that must be wrestled into production, but a benevolent friend rewarding humble human massage. After this performance, you’ll never look at farmland or policy solutions the same way. In fact, you’ll look at the future with inspiration and faith, healing the land one bite at a time.

We would like to thank our sponsors: Chickahomniy Falls, Ellwood Thompson’s, Keller Williams|The Egan Team, and C&F Bank.