Come hear Portland author Kristy Athens talk with humor and insight about the trials and tribulations of starting her own farm/homestead in the Gorge. This book gives you the practical tools you need to realize your own dreams of getting away from it all, with the basics of home, farm, and hearth. It also enters territory that others avoid—straightforward advice about the social aspects of country living, from health care to schools to small-town politics. To read more about Get Your Pitchfork On!, see: http://www.getyourpitchforkon.com/Pitchfork/Home.html
At InFARMation this month there will be a panel discussion regarding The Agricultural Reclamation Act and Eaters. The panel will break down the panelists experiences with this grassroots movement and why it's important, but will also talk about what is happening as a result of the ARA, and why it is so important that Eaters both understand and participate.
Special Portland Debut, see this AMAZING film two months before the rest of the world!
FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the
degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting
our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
Bringing these scientific concepts to life, cameras follow “reality patients” who have
chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes, and are taught by their doctors to
adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments.
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, the speakers starts promptly at 7:00. Announcements will follow the speakers and networking will continue until 8:45.
Donation: We ask that you donate $5 to help us cover our costs. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a prize from our sponsor!
Food / Drinks: Hot Lips will be selling beer and wine upstairs so you can more easily experience the "drinks" portion of "Green Drinks." You'll still need to go downstairs for any food but are welcome to bring it upstairs.
In this mischievous lecture, Joel Salatin compares the industrial global food paradigm with the heritage local food paradigm. Using hilarious stories from his family's Polyface Farm experience, Salatin examines the contrast on many different levels: fertility, carbon cycling, energy use, relationships, marketing, and spirit. If you ever wondered: "What's really the difference between pastured poultry and Tyson's"?--now you'll know.