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A Presentation from Walter Haugen to Huxley College's Sustainable Agriculture Class

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A Presentation from Walter Haugen to Huxley College's Sustainable Agriculture Class

Time: January 28, 2011 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Western Washington University
Street: Will meet in the Communications Building - Room 420 (on the south end of campus)
City/Town: Bellingham
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Event Type: presentation, discussion, tour, food, security, sustainable, and, resilient, agriculture, models
Organized By: Eric Jensen
Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2011

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Walter Haugen has been an environmentalist, community activist and general all-around troublemaker for over 40 years. Currently, he farms sustainably near Ferndale and also manages a food bank farm in Lynden. He has developed the dual-track sustainable model as a way to feed people in the post-peak oil world. Topics covered will be input/output analysis, human labor efficiency, and why we will need 20% of the adult population working as fulltime farmers in order to survive in the future.

Walter Haugen, F.A. Farm, Ferndale,
"Our carbon footprint is small and our produce is tasty."

It's always the old who lead us to the wars.
It's always the young who fall.

Now look at all we've won

With the saber and the gun.
Tell me is it worth it all?
     - Phil Ochs
I Ain't Marching Anymore

The real patriots are those who stand up and hold governments accountable for their crimes.
     - Walter Haugen, peasant intellectual


In addition to Walter's talk we will be touring the Outback Farm with Outback Coordinator Nick Spring - a good opportunity to get in touch with student food security interests and activities at WWU.

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Comment by Heather K on January 29, 2011 at 1:56am
Walter & Eric- I had to miss the talk today due to Thurs work spilling over into Friday! I'm sure the day was a success!  See you sunday.
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on January 25, 2011 at 11:06pm


Heather wanna ride the bus together?  I can be downtown at about 1:45pm

Comment by Eric Jensen on January 25, 2011 at 9:27pm

Hey Heather there are several bus routes that go up to WWU from the downtown bus station - 105, 108, 190, 14 etc.  They will stop at the VU and then again at the rec center.  Get off near the rec center on south campus and walk from there.  I probably won't be available by phone as I have another class immediately before agroecology.  Go ahead and send and email to Nick and Chris - Nick will be there already as he is leading a tour of the Outback.


Another note: I just changed the time on the event.  It will go from 2-4 pm, rather than the 2-6 pm window that was listed before.  However we will have the room as long as we want for those who want to stay for discussion.

Comment by Eric Jensen on January 25, 2011 at 1:03am
Busing might be the best option because parking passes are required in the lots.
Comment by Heather K on January 24, 2011 at 11:39pm

Looking forward this Walter & Eric!  If I'm able to attend, I'm for carpooling from dowtown to the U.

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