SHED Book Group: Letters to a Young Farmer
Meet with farmers, readers and SHED customers and staff for the SHED Food Lover’s Book Group, where we’ll tackle the history, philosophy, and politics of food with works by some of our favorite authors. We’ll share our passion for eating, cooking, and reading in a discussion group. This month we’ll discuss Letters to a Young Farmer, an anthology of 36 essays and letters from some of the most influential farmers, writers and leaders of our time and the first book from Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
Letters to a Young Farmer is both a compelling history and a vital road map—a reckoning of how we eat and farm; how the two can come together to build a more sustainable future; and why now, more than ever before, we need farmers. Why young farmers? We are about to witness the largest retirement of farmers in U.S. history. There are now more farmers over the age of 75 than between the ages of 35 and 44.
Meanwhile, 400 million acres of farmland are slated to change hands in the next two decades—an area roughly four times the size of California. Quite simply: our future hinges on the investments we make today in the next generation of farmers. If we invest in farming that is adaptable and regenerative; that respects the limits of season; that builds soil and economies—we can grow a vibrant way of farming that delivers good food to more Americans while being resilient in the face of a shifting, highly variable climate. Helping beginning farmers succeed is crucial to creating a sustainable food future.
Come having read the book and bring your questions. Bring up a drink or a snack from SHED’s fermentation bar and join us in a discussion perfect for farmers, cooks, environmentalists- anyone who is interested in the future of food.
This event is free to attend. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming.
Mar 14, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
25 North Street, Healdsburg, CA, United States