Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action
The Third Annual Rural Heritage Institute
An ASLE-Affiliated Symposium
Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, Vermont
June 18-20, 2010
Are there limits to local thinking?
What is the relationship between rural and local?
What is the role of local knowledge in an age of globalization?
Join us at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont from June 18th - 20th for Is Local Enough? Promises and Limits of Local Action to explore these questions as well as the developing dialogue between local and global concerns as it applies to economy, agri culture, history, food, culture and rural identity.
Part of the third annual Rural Heritage Institute, Is Local Enough?, will include a diverse range of workshops, presentations and fea tured events. Located at the heart of Vermontís Northeast Kingdom, the Institute capitalizes on the model of community and experiential learning at the center of the Sterling College curriculum and apparent throughout the surrounding communities.
A Vision for Healthy Food Culture and Sustainable Farming in New England Ė Brian Donahue (author of American Georgics: Readings in American Agrarianism; The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord; Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town) and Mateo Kehler, owner of Jasper Hill Farm and The Cellars at Jasper Hill.
Listen Globally, Sing Locally: Traditional Folk Music in Rural Vermont with Pete Sutherland
Film showing and discussion of Under the Cloak of Darkness: Vermontís Migrant Mexican Farm Workers with Chris Urban and Erin Shea
Selected Presentations & Workshops
Local Sustainability and Worldwide Movements
Small Farms and Agricultural Policy
Decentralizing Power: Secession as a Path to Sustainability
Voices from the Fields and the Barnlot
Telling our Stories: Getting to the Heart of What Matters Most in Communities
Bioregional Cosmopolitanism: Reasserting the Local, Reimagining the Global
Local Democracy Unbound: A Hopeful Narrative
Reading and Writing the Rural Landscape
Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest
Local Fiber, Dyeing, and Clothing
Migrant Workers, Local Agriculture, and Traditional Foods
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