- Planet Erstwild - 20100518 - pe - Fred Kirschenmann

Fred Kirschenmann, international leader in organic and sustainable agriculture, will Fred Kirschenmannbe in Fairfield Tuesday, May 18, speaking at the Sondheim Center at 8:00 pm.  Dr. Kirschenmann's talk, "Food and Farming in our Future," will be hosted by Francis Thicke's campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture.  The lecture is free and open to the public. 

A Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Kirschenmann has lectured and written extensively about ethics and agriculture.  A collection of his essays was recently published as a book, titled Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher. Fred's book covers his writings on farming, philosophy and sustainability.  Copies of Fred's book will be available for sale, and Fred will sign them, after the lecture.