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Tomorrow, Tuesday, the 5th day of March and the 64th day of this year, 2013, yours truly, the Battery Park Book Exchange will host author Philip Ackerman-Leist. From 7 to 9 p.m. he will be speaking and discussing his newest book, published this past Friday, entitled "Rebuilding the Food Shed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems."
Ackerman-Leist is a professor at Vermont's very own Green Mountain College. He's also a former North Carolina resident. BPBx is proud to host such as author, educator and earthly steward as he makes his way through several southern college. Asheville is a pit-stop between Appalachian State and Clemson. Tuesday's event is also sponsored by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), and with assistance from UNC-Asheville's environmental studies department and Warren Wilson College.
Here's an excerpt from his Press Release:
"Rebuilding the Foodshed" brings democracy back to the table through a focus on community-based food systems, food systems that are just and resilient. Models abound for re-envisioning how local food systems can transform how we eat, shop, grow, connect, and plan for the future. Farmer, professor, and author Philip Ackerman-Leist explores local scale from a national perspective and proposes strategies for creating more democratic and secure food systems.
You can read more about the event here and here.
As is with tradition, the author will have copies of this freshly-pressed text by his side - prime and ripe for purchasing. And to further our own tradition, those of you who buy a copy will be gifted a free glass of French Sparkling Wine. Just see one of our more-than-stunning libationistas at our bar.