Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Town that Food Saved

One Book One Community announces the book to read for Spring 2012. “The Town that Food Saved,” by Ben Hewitt. Over the past 3 years, Hardwick, Vermont, a typical hardscrabble farming community of 3,000 residents, has jump-started its economy and redefined its self-image through a local, self-sustaining food system unlike anything else in America. Hardwick is fast becom­ing a model for other communities to replicate its success. This captivating story of a small town coming back to life is narrative nonfiction at its best: full of colorful characters and grounded in an idea that will revolutionize the way we eat. Ben Hewitt was born in northwestern Vermont and raised in a two-room cabin; his father was a poet and his mother worked on a nearby dairy farm. He now lives with his wife and two sons on a diversified, 40-acre farm in Vermont, where they produce dairy, beef, pork, lamb, vegetables, and berries. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Best Life, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, the New York Times Magazine, Outside, and Skiing.

Ben Hewitt will be at BSU’s Horace Mann Auditorium on Tuesday, April 24th at 7:30pm

More information about related events will be forthcoming.


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