Along with other farmers, Brooks Lamb—author, farmer, and advocate—discusses farmland loss from suburban sprawl, rampant agricultural consolidation, and racial injustice among farmers of color in his new book Love for the Land. Brooks is the Land Protection & Access Specialist at American Farmland Trust. He works extensively in Tennessee and Virginia. Brooks will be joined in conversation by farmers Ebonie Alexander, Michael Carter Jr., and Renard and Chinette Turner.

Please note that the time and location in the printed Festival program is incorrect. Love for the Land will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Ivy Creek Natural Area.

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  • This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
  • Events run one hour. Book sales and signings take place immediately after each event, and may run a half-hour or more.
  • For Covid protocol, please see our Festival Info page. For accessibility needs, contact Ray Nedzel by March 1.
  • All Festival authors and speakers represent themselves, and do not speak on behalf of Virginia Humanities or the University of Virginia.


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