Philip Ackerman-Leist, an author and professor at Green Mountain College, will be the speaker for the Environmental Studies Spring Colloquium Series at 11 a.m., Friday, April 5, in the former Bookstore. The title of his talk is “Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for Regional Food Systems.”
Ackerman-Leist will explore local scale from a national perspective and propose strategies for creating resilient and secure food systems. He is the author of Rebuilding the Foodshed and Up Tunket Road, and a professor at Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont, where he established the college’s farm and sustainable agriculture curriculum and directs the Farm & Food Project. He founded and directs the college’s master’s degree program in Sustainable Food Systems. He and his wife, Erin, farmed in the South Tirol region of the Alps and North Carolina before beginning their sixteen-year homesteading and farming venture in Pawlet, Vermont.