Rebuilding the Food Shed: author event at BPBx, Tuesday, March 5

Author Philip Ackerman-Leist will present his book, Rebuilding the Food Shed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems, on Tuesday, March 5, at Battery Park Book Exchange in the Grove Arcade from 7 to 9 p.m. Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project is a presenting partner in the event. Here are the details from the BPBx press release:

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.

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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.


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