Have you been wondering about your own food purchases in the grocery store? Do you have questions about organic farming, or how to farm your own vegetable garden as organically as possible? Would you like to spend an evening that can inform your own choices? Come and hear Mr. Bill Duesing who has a passion for organic farming and is concerned about the state of agriculture around the world-- our food supply.
As part of the Libraries town-wide read of the book Eating Animals, Mr. Bill Duesing, the Executive Director of the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, will speak on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM about the need to think ecologically about our food supply. He will give an illustrated talk and show some of the healthy connections growers and consumers are creating in Connecticut and beyond. He will also talk about animal agriculture and its effects in Connecticut and throughout the country.
Both organic farmer and author, Mr. Duesing has been raising animals in Oxford, CT since 1972 and exploring how to eat since long before that. In addition to his position at NOFA, Mr. Duesing also serves as the President of the Community Farm of Simsbury and is a Board Member of the Connecticut Farmland Trust. Mr. Duesing is a graduate of Yale University.
In an interview Mr. Duesing said, “I will provide a middle ground between the vegan view and existing industrial agriculture. I've thought a lot about animals … have raised goats and cows, pigs, turkeys and chickens for eggs and meat on my farm in Oxford. I agree that most of the animal agriculture practiced in this country is horrendous. It is very bad for the environment, for the farmers, for the animals and for human health. However, animals are a part of nature and most ecosystems and are also a part of many sustainable and organic farms.”
Bound to be both an informative and interesting evening, all are invited to attend. Please call the Fairfield Public Library at (203) 256-3160 to register, or you can register online at the Library’s website: www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.
Image courtesy of VictoryVegetableGardens.com.