The dream of self-sufficiency and personal food sovereignty has been an enduring motivation throughout modern American history. But the history of the ‘back-to-land’ movement may be more complex than you think.
Join us Thursday, Dec. 7 (6:30-8:00pm) at the Bedford Central Library for an open forum looking at the national popular interest in homesteading and a return to country life from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s and 70’s.
We’ll be using the book ‘Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America’ by Dona Brown as a springboard for the discussion. You are not required to read the book to participate in the forum.
This event is free and open to the public.
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, Dec. 7 (6:30 – 8:00pm)
COST: Free! But we ask that you RSVP.
WHO: Anyone! All are welcome.
WHAT TO BRING: Just yourself…and if you want: a friend!
WHERE: Bedford Central Library, 321 N Bridge Street Bedford, VA 24523
We will be meeting in the Bedford Room, a large community room with access via the side of the building by the parking lot, or via the main library entrance – walk towards the main desk and look for the door on your left (near the books for sale).
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