Joel Salatin, a third-generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, is coming to Berkeley to talk about symbiotic farminglocal food, andthe ethical and spiritual thread that “connects the field to the plate.” Joel’s family farm, Polyface Farm, is an innovative model of community-supported agriculture that seeks to develop emotionally, economically, and environmentally sustainable agricultural enterprises. Joel and his farm are featured in the movies Fresh and Food Inc, and in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore's Dilemma.

Joel will be giving an evening program consisting of two talks and a question and answer period. The first talk will address issues of sustainable farming and eating. In the second talk, Joel will discuss how his faith relates to his farming practice.

The talks will take place starting at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley (2407 Dana St.). One ticket buys entry to both talks plus the Q&A period.

Tickets may be purchased here. Tickets are $10/$5 student with a valid ID. Online tickets may be purchased by credit cards for a small convenience fee; a limited number of tickets may be available at the door.  All event proceeds will benefit local food justice organizations.