Published on Nov 30, 2012
The New York Times says he's "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture"; Salatin calls himself a environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer, and we call him a heck of a good time! We were thrilled to have this outspoken and animated pioneer in beyond-organic farming visit us at Wanderlust Vermont in Stratton, VT in June of 2012.
Salatin here speaks about numerous aspects of farming, food, and nutrition, including why Gluten intolerance seems to have skyrocketed in recent years and why it's important for children to have chores (hint: it's not the discipline, it's the visceral connection to the cycle of life and tangible objects that surround them).
You can learn more about Salatin's eye-opening insights in his book, "Folks, This Ain't Normal", and order it at http://www.folksthisaintnormal.com/.
Learn more about the farm he calls home, PolyFace Farms in Virginia, right here: http://www.polyfacefarms.com/.
Wanderlust Festival is also endebted to Hay House (http://www.hayhouse.com) who helped us realize the entire 2012 Speakeasy Lecture Series across all four festivals (Stratton, VT in June 2012; Copper Mountain, CO in July; Squaw Valley, CA in late July; and Whistler, BC, Canada in August). With Hay House's amazing roster of speakers (which you can witness in person at their incredible "I Can Do It" events), it's no wonder that they helped elevate the conversation at Wanderlust's Speakeasy this summer. We encourage you to stay tuned to the Hay House FB feed to make sure you know the next time one of their authors is speaking near you (https://www.facebook.com/hayhouse).
Wanderlust is also grateful to our Speakeasy Vermont partner, Omega. Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation's most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 195 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York, and at exceptional locations around the world. eOmega.org
Speakeasy Series Realized in co-operation with Hay House
Speakeasy Video Production by C3 Presents & Greenheart Creative
Speakeasy Series produced by Karina Mackenzie
Music in introduction by MC Yogi "Sita Ram"
Motion Graphics by Victoria Nece