Food & Farm

Josh Slotnick to speak on the student farm movement

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:56:00 CDT  — by: Staff

SMALL_BEETJosh Slotnick (University of Montana) will be on campus April 16 and 17 to give a talk on sustainable agriculture and the student farm movement, and to share his poetry.

Slotnick is a lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Montana and co-founder of the nonprofit Garden City Harvest in Missoula, Mont., and the PEAS Farm. He manages the PEAS farm, a 10-acre farm two miles from the university, which combines academics with hands-on work and produces thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables each season for low-income Missoulians.

joshbiopicOn Thursday, April 17, Slotnick will give a talk at 4:30 p.m. on the Spencer Hall lawn. Some seating will be provided; bring a blanket or chair if possible. The rain location will be the Mary Sue Cushman Room. Light refreshments will be offered.

In addition to teaching and farming, Slotnick has recently published a book of poetry, HomeFarm. The book’s editor says, “HomeFarm is a documentary, a daily almanac of a real-world place that reflects the truth of where poetry comes from.” Slotnick will read some of his works at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the GreenHouse (on Alabama Avenue).

Slotnick’s visit is sponsored by the University Farm, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Farm Club and the GreenHouse.

The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

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(931) 598-1559 | oess@sewanee.edu

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