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)
Website or Map: http://www.fafarm.org/
Event Type: presentation, discussion, tour, food, security, sustainable, and, resilient, agriculture, models
Organized By: Eric Jensen
Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2011
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, www.fafarm.org
"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.