On this evening the spotlights are on ★JOEL SALATIN★; renowned by Time magazine as world’s most innovative farmer who also features in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma (2006) and the documentary films, Food Inc. and Fresh.
This is the last evening of the debat serie 'it's the food, my friend!' Joel Salatin, all the way from America, will come to Wageningen to explain his idea of farming. This idea is innovative, is closing cycles and is about transparancy, individuality and community (locally). It is grass-based and uses nature's template.
prof. Imke de Boer (animal production systems, WUR) is taking a very close look at this new idea of farming.
And of course, you can do as well!
The focus on productivity in the development of agriculture has been paired with a disruption of feed and manure cycles with negative consequences to soil fertility and the environment. Farmers have become more dependent on input-supplying industries. However numerous initiatives that, in very innovative ways, seek to localize cycles are emerging. Sometimes with direct connection to consumers. These cycles benefit farmers, their soils and the environment and increase the autonomy of farmers. Making farming into a more robust and attractive profession.
Imke de Boer, professor Animal production systems, Wageningen
Organisations: OtherWise, Boerengroep, CLM, Ecominds and De Waard Eetbaar landschap.
This event is part of Grassroots Science, It’s the Food, my friend and Salatin naar Nederland.
Start: 20.00 hour
Costs: 10 Euro, Students 5 Euro
It is not possibe to reserve tickets in advance (unless you have a passpartout for the RodeHoed series).