Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00 PM, English Department Event Space

In preparation for our guest speaker Frederick L. Kirschenmann’s visit on February 18, we will watch the 20-minute documentary Food for Thought, Food for Life, which features Kirschenmann and a number of other leaders in the sustainable agriculture movement, and we will discuss¬†several of his short essays and speeches:

  • Cultivating an Ecological Conscience by Frederick L. KirschenmannKirschenmann, Frederick L. Two uncollected essays.
    • “The Industrial Economy’s Swan Song, and the Resettling of America”
    • “Sustainability in our Future Food System”
  • Kirschenmann, Frederick L. Selections from Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher. Ed. Constance L. Falk. Berkeley: Counterpoint P, 2010. Print.
    • “The Pleasure of Good Eating”
    • “On Becoming Lovers of the Soil”
    • “Challenges Facing Philosophy as We Enter the Twenty-First Century: Reshaping the Way the Human Species Feeds Itself”

If you’re interested in the larger scope of Kirschenmann’s work, check out the collection of articles available for free online from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, where Kirschenmann is Distinguished Fellow, here. ¬†You can also watch his 2012 talk at TEDx Manhattan, titled “Soil: From Dirt to Lifeline,” here.