Joel Salatin and FRESH at Ned Ludd

Our good friends at Ned Ludd (who hosted our November event with the women cattle ranchers of Eastern Oregon), have an incredible guest visiting this coming Monday.

Joel Salatin, the American ‘beyond organic’ farmer, lecturer, and author prominently featured in the new documentary, FRESH, as well as in Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, will be in Portland on Monday, April 19th. Joel will give two lectures at the Tiffany Center at 6pm & 8pm.  Ned Ludd will host an intimate lunch with Joel at noon.

Location: 3925 NE MLK Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97212 (503) 288-6900
Tickets: $115, 32 seats available

Buy tickets through (type “Joel Salatin lunch” in the search window).

If you can’t get a seat at the meal, but would still like to hear Salatin speak, you can catch him in either of two (!) lectures.

Lecture 1: Monday, April 19th, 6pm

In this mischievous lecture, Joel Salatin compares the industrial global food paradigm with the heritage local food paradigm.  Using hilarious stories from his family’s Polyface Farm experience, Salatin examines the contrast on many different levels:  fertility, carbon cycling, energy use, relationships, marketing, and spirit.  If you ever wondered:  “What’s really the difference between pastured poultry and Tyson’s?” –now you’ll know.

Lecture 2:  Monday, April 19th, 8pm

By far and away the two most common questions asked of Joel Salatin are:  How can we afford local artisanal heritage-based food and is it realistic to think we can really feed the world with a non-industrial food system?  Because the local clean food movement, for all its allure, is still only 2 percent of all food sales, envisioning it as a credible, viable alternative to industrial corporatized genetically modified food seems like pie-in-the-sky dreaming.  Using his own Polyface Farm principles as a foundation, Joel builds this vision one piece at a time by blending theory and practice.  You will never think about the food system the same way again

Location: Tiffany Center: 1410 Southwest Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205-1930  (503) 522-4467
Tickets $25
Buy tickets from the link on our homepage:, or through (type “Joel Salatin Portland” in the search window).

About FRESH:

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.  Among several main characters, FRESH features Milwaukee urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, who is challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

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