Joel Salatin at Rollins College April 18th 2012
This video archive blog was written and filmed by A Local Folkus’ founder, John Rife.
On April 18th, Homegrown and Slow Food Orlando partnered with Rollins College to bring Salatin to Central Florida for a packed lecture on his new book, Folks This Ain’t Normal….and there is nothing normal about a packed lecture hall. The crowd speaks for itself–Orlando is concerned about our food and local farmers. Squished, standing in the back row, Salatin’s words were clearer than ever before…
- “The United States has destroyed more soil faster than any other civilization in the history of the world!”
- “It takes life to give life.”
- “When a government gets between my lips and my throat, I call that an invasion of privacy!”
- “We are completely and utterly dependent upon a community of beings–bacteria that’s in the soil at a rate of 2 trillion per healthy handful. In our insides at the rate of 3 trillion.”
If you couldn’t make it to the event, or if you were up in the nose bleed section, we invite you to pull up a chair and get up close and personal with Joel Salatin’s lecture below. Then, let us know what you took away from it all. Comment below or write on Homegrown Co-op’s Facebook page and A Local Folkus’ Facebook page!