York College to host talk on homesteading, local food

Philip Ackerman-LeistPhilip Ackerman-Leist has been busy. As a professor and the director of the Farm and Food Project at Green Mountain College in Vermont, he’s been at the center of a much-protested decision to slaughter a pair of oxen living on the school’s farm.

The controversy will likely make its way into Ackerman-Leist’s talk at York College on Nov. 13. But he’ll also focus on his 2010 book, “Up Tunket Road,” which shares his experiences in homesteading.

His talk, titled “Local Eyes: Visioning the Not So Distant Future of Food,” will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday in DeMeester Hall at York College, 441 Country Club Road, Spring Garden Township. Ackerman-Leist will have copies of his book for sale and signing.

For details on the event, check out the Facebook page for the YCP Sustainability and Environmental Studies minor. You can also read a Q&A with Ackerman-Leist about his book and homesteading challenges at Book Buzz, www.yorkblog.com/books.

Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.

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