Author and Organic Farmer Joel Salatin to Speak at UNC Asheville April 12


Self-described “lunatic farmer” Joel Salatin will deliver a lecture, Folks, This Ain’t Normal, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. His talk is part of UNC Asheville’s annual Greenfest celebration, and Ashevillage Institute’s Permaculture Design Course, which is being held on UNC Asheville’s campus.

Joel Salatin is an author and third-generation organic farmer whose family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Salatin is the author of nine books, including his most recent publication, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World (Center Street, 2011). The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan's bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma (The Penguin Press, 2006) and the award-winning 2008 documentary film, Food Inc.

Salatin's lecture is free and open to the public, and is presented by UNC Asheville's Office of Sustainability and Ashevillage Institute. For more information, contact Sonia Marcus, UNC Asheville’s director of sustainability, at or 828.251.6627.