Join us on Thursday, September 7 (6:30-8:00pm) at the Bedford Central Library for the monthly Land & Table Book Club discussion. We will be discussing August’s book by English farmer and intellectual Chris Smaje: ‘A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies Self-provisioning Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth’
Please note: you do NOT have to read the book to attend this discussion. Everyone is welcome to be a part, no matter if you’ve read the book or not. In fact, check out this video for a summary and come join the conversation:
From the publisher, about the book: “Challenging both conventional wisdom and utopian blueprints, A Small Farm Future offers rigorous original analysis of wicked problems and hidden opportunities in a way that illuminates the path toward functional local economies, effective self-provisioning, agricultural diversity and a shared earth. Perfect for readers of both Wendell Berry and Thomas Piketty, A Small Farm Future is a refreshing, new outlook on a way forward for society—and a vital resource for activists, students, policy makers, and anyone looking to enact change.”
The Land & Table book club is a way to engage with the core ideas and topics that are motivating a new generation to create a more resilient food system and vibrant local community life. We’ll be reading books about: eating local, self-reliant living, agrarian culture, growing food, culinary history, community resilience, going back-to-the-land, and more. This is not a book club that will be technical in nature. And if you don’t have a green thumb, you’ll still feel at home. You don’t have to grow your own food or be a homesteader or farmer to enjoy these books. But…you do have to be curious about reviving your connection with the land, with other people, and with the food you eat. And the reality is: tending to those connections is important for all of us.
We meet on the first Thursday of each month and welcome anyone to our meetings – even if you have not read the book we will be discussing
WHEN: Thursday, September 7 (6:30 – 8pm)
WHERE: Bedford Central Library, 321 N Bridge St Bedford, VA 24523
WHO: Anyone! All are welcome – even if you did not read the book.
If you or your family members are under the weather, or not feeling well, we ask that you stay home and rest 🙂
Bedford Central Library: 321 N Bridge St Bedford, VA 24523