GreenUp South Berwick will host “The Wisdom of Small Farms and Local Food: Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic and Sustainable Agriculture” at South Berwick Town Hall on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 pm. John Carroll of the University of New Hampshire Department of Natural Resources is the featured speaker at this free lecture.
“It is not meant for all of us to farm. But it is meant for all of us to eat. And we all have a right to nutritious food to keep us ‘healthy, wealthy and wise.’ To the greatest extent possible, this means local food.” – John E. Carroll
Using his book “The Wisdom of Small Farms and Local Food: Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic and Sustainable Agriculture”, Professor Carroll will explore with the audience the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the growing movement toward sustainable agriculture. His book provides a vision for the land grant universities who are increasing attention to small-scale farming and local food, and gives hope to those who want to increase their own food security.
John E. Carroll is professor of environmental conservation in the department of natural resources at the University of New Hampshire. In three decades at UNH, he has taught and done research on national and international environmental policy, diplomacy, ethics, and values as they pertain to sustainable agriculture and food systems.
GreenUp South Berwick seeks to make a more sustainable community and is a program of SoBo Central, a South Berwick nonprofit with a mission to nurture the town’s unique sense of place by connecting and engaging citizens in community life and by fostering the long-term balance of the town’s cultural, economic and social well-being as well as its built and natural environment.