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First Wednesday Speaker Series at Greenfield Public Library

August 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Greenfield Public Library will be presenting three programs this summer as part of our emerging First Wednesday Speaker Series, to be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in the LeVanway Room.


On August 6, the library will welcome Ron Krupp, who will be speaking on the Politics of Food & Farming . His talk will include a slide show taken from his new book, Lifting the Yoke, on local farm and food solutions in Vermont. Ron will consider why, if we have a surplus of food in this country, farmers have to continue to produce more to stay in business, why so many farmers are going broke, why we are so dependent on the global corporate food economy, and why we are facing an obesity epidemic in the U.S..  He will address these issues as well as provide local and sustainable food solutions through a discussion of community gardening, farmers’ markets, canneries, and healthy lifestyle changes. There will be a door prize at each event for those in attendance. The First Wednesday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library and is run in conjunction with the World Eye Book Shop. For more information, contact Jane Buchanan or Lisa Prolman; 772-1544


August 6, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301,