He's a self-described "Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer" while the NYTimes refers to him as a High Priest of the Pasture and that he "may well be Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson."
I heart him so because the man has a genuine passion for what he is doing and the ways words roll off his tongue make me smile (and think).
All term long I've been talking to the peeps that show up to my class week after week if it matters where our food comes from.
Does it matter, where our food comes from?
Thanksgiving is here and we're about to eat a bunch of food that came from somewhere.
Should we know where that somewhere is?
And if that place is somewhere we want to support?
After watching it 3 times now it's disheartening to realize very little has changed (in the way of food policy, food security, food safety, etc.) since our current Administration took over a few years ago.
It's just not going to happen at that level.
(Avarice. So lame.)
We must vote with our fork.
I hope you do.
Joel Salatin and like-minded farmers gives us an option and I'm so thankful for that.
Today I gave a class on motivational interviewing (my student's are making a food related behavior change (adding fruits and vegetables to their diet, eliminating soda, switching from white rice to brown rice, etc.) as part of a class requirement (but ideally as part of a personal improvement).