On Tuesday March 26th, host Anjuli Brekke interviewed farmer, author and professor Philip Ackerman-Leist about creating local, sustainable and secure food systems.
For a number of reasons a wave of people have been turning away from what they see as our broken industrial food system and have taken refuge in local, sustainably produced foods and are pushing for systematic agricultural reforms. In his new book, Rebuilding the Foodshed, How to Create Local, Sustainable and Secure Food Systems, Ackerman-Leist refocuses the local-food lens on the broad issue of rebuilding regional food systems that can replace the destructive aspects of industrial agriculture, meet food demands sustainably, and be resilient enough to endure the challenges of the future. Philip Ackerman-Leist is a professor at Green Mountain College where he established the college’s farm and sustainable agriculture curriculum and is director of the Green Mountain College Farm and Food Project. He has more than two decades of “field experience” working on farms and in the classroom.
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