The Poetics of Food & Farming

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sponsored by: Ballyshannon Fund

Hosted by: Charlottesville Food Justice Network; Chesapeake Foodshed Network; City Schoolyard Garden; Food & Community in Virginia, a Project of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; Local Food Hub; Morven Kitchen Garden; PVCC Community Garden; UVA Food Collaborative; and Women Who Farm


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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Leni Sorensen and Karen Washington have had to cancel their participation in this program.

Tess Taylor (Work & Days) and Karen Washington (Letters to a Young Farmer) discuss the intersection of farming and verse, and the connections that may be made through food and writing.

Why should you attend?

“Taylor spent a year working on a small farm in the Berkshires, and her collection takes its lead from Hesiod’s ancient farmer’s almanac of (just about) the same title. As one would expect, the relationship between the writer and the green and growing world is central to this patient book, and Taylor quietly derives as much sustenance from the uncertainties of that bond as from its renewal.”—New York Times Book Review

“Farmers growing food for their communities, grown with sustainable practices and sold at farm stands and nearby farmers markets—this is a trend we all must support for the health of the land and ourselves. [Letters to a Young Farmer] is a wonderful tribute to those who have volunteered to take hold of the future and nurture it.”—Edible Communities