Meet Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin, a third-generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, joined us in Berkeley to discuss symbiotic farming, local food, and the 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.

If you were unable to join us for the event the discussion is posted here

Through ticket sales for this event Project Peace was able to donate $2,500 to both People's Grocery and Oakland Food Connection.  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to made this donation possible. 

Event News

Talk information (12/Jan)

Basic descriptions of the evening talk content may be viewed here.

Event Sold Out! (11/Jan)

Our tickets have completely sold out for the January 21 event! Thanks for all the support! Folks on the waiting list will be notified if tickets become available.

Free Chipotle Burrito with Ticket (13/Dec)

Thanks to the generosity of Chipotle Mexican Grill, all attendees will receive a coupon for a free burrito! The offer will be good from January 21st-January 28th at the Telegraph, Gilman and Pinole locations.

Event Tickets Available (16/Nov)

Event tickets for An Evening with Joel Salatin are available online starting Tuesday, November 16. 

Thanks to our sponsors!

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Media Sponsors

Berkeley Ecology Center


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