Joel Salatin: Rethink what you eat

Posted by admin on 11/30/12 in Inspiration, Community

The New York Times says he's "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture", Salatin calls himself an environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer, and we call him a heck of a good time!  We were thrilled to have this outspoken and animated pioneer in beyond-organic farming visit us at Wanderlust Vermont in Stratton, VT in June of 2012.


In Joel Salatin's Speakeasy, below, he speaks about numerous aspects of farming, food, and nutrition, including why gluten intolerance seems to have skyrocketed in recent years and why it's important for children to have chores (hint: it's not for the discipline, it's the visceral connection to the cycle of life and tangible objects that surround them).

You can learn more about Salatin's eye-opening insights in his book, "Folks, This Ain't Normal".  To learn more about the farm he calls home, check out PolyFace Farms in Virginia.

Wanderlust Festival is also endebted to Hay House who helped us realize the entire 2012 Speakeasy Lecture Series across all four festivals (Stratton, VT in June 2012; Copper Mountain, CO in July; Squaw Valley, CA in late July; and Whistler, BC, Canada in August). With Hay House's amazing roster of speakers (which you can witness in person at their incredible "I Can Do It" events), it's no wonder that they helped elevate the conversation at Wanderlust's Speakeasy this summer. We encourage you to stay tuned to the Hay House FB feed to make sure you know the next time one of their authors is speaking near you. 

Stay tuned to our Wanderlust networks (
Youtube | Facebook | Twitter) to catch our weekly Speakeasy Video releases from the likes of Dr. Wayne DyerMarianne Williamson Shiva ReaSeane Corn Irshad Manji, and Waylon Lewis (from Elephant Journal) and so many more.

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