Walk, talk and learn with Joel Salatin at Tom’s Paddock

10 February 2017

World-renowned American farmer, Joel Salatin, is heading to Glenburn for a not-to-be-missed presentation and farm walk on 24th February 2017.

Joel Salatin is an ambassador for regenerative farming, having developed the concept on his Polyface Farm in Virginia and is a strong advocate for robust direct-to-consumer farm sales. He has been featured in the best-selling Omnivore’s Dilemma and a host of documentaries including Food Inc, Fresh, Farmaggedon and most recently, American Meat. Joel is also the author of eight best-selling books, including the internationally-acclaimed Folks, This Ain’t Normal.

Following Joel’s talk, he will lead a farm walk at nearby ‘Tom’s Paddock’. Property owner, Tom Abbottsmith-Youl, sought inspiration from Joel Salatin after attending one of his events previously and has now adopted regenerative and holistic farming practices on his property to help the community re-engage with where their food is grown.

Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority’s CEO, David Buntine, said “this is a fantastic opportunity for local property owners to hear from a world-leader in regenerative and sustainable farming.

“Joel has inspired thousands of people across the globe to adopt more sustainable farming practices and we are excited to host him here in the Port Phillip and Western Port region”, he said.

The event will take place at Glenburn Hall from 12.45pm – 5.30pm. Tickets are $45 per person, which includes a free Landcare membership for those in the region not already involved with Landcare.

Numbers are strictly limited, so avoid disappointment by booking today at https://register.eventarc.com/37160/joel-salatin-at-toms-paddock. Registrations close Wednesday 22nd February 2017.

For further information, contact Sarah Halligan at sarah.halligan@ppwcma.vic.gov.au or phone 03 8781 7908.