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"The Future is in the Dirt" by Ben Hewitt

  • 9/27/2012 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

"The Future is in the Dirt" by Ben Hewitt

Keynote: "The Future's In the Dirt," Ben Hewitt

Ben Hewitt is a farmer in Cabot, Vermont, and the author of two books, The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food and Making Supper Safe: One Man's Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety and an upcoming book, Saved: How to Break the Spell of Money, Live Well, and Change the World. His writing has also appeared in numerous national publications including New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, and Outside. His work focuses on how a regionalized food-based system can be used to create economic development, how weaning Americans off their dependence on industrial food improves public health, and how communities all over New England can become sustainable food hubs similar to what has been created in his hometown.

Cosponsored with Local Farms-Local Food, a program of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.