Farm to Lectern Speakers Series: Gary Hirshberg
Presented by Concord Museum
October 12, 2012
In association with the Concord Museum’s upcoming exhibition, "The Greatest Source of Wealth: Agriculture in Concord," a Farm to Lectern Speakers Series is bringing nationally-recognized agrarian activists to Concord. For the first program in the series on Friday, October 12, the Concord Museum welcomes Gary Hirshberg, the educator, activist, co-founder and chairman of Stonyfield, the successful organic yogurt company. Author of "Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World," Gary is an advocate for change in national food and agriculture policies and a passionate speaker on sustainability, the profitability of green business, and organic agriculture.
In his talk, “Inventing a Truly Sustainable Future,” Hirshberg proposes that it won’t be possible to have a truly sustainable future if our food makes us sick. The organic and sustainable food movement is about much more than healthy food. It's about decreased fuel use, reducing our carbon footprint, reducing water use, reducing healthcare costs to society, and creating healthy jobs and a healthy economy.
The talk is at 7:00 p.m., at the Wood Theater and Arts Center at Middlesex School in Concord. The speakers series is free, but reservations are requested. Please call the Concord Museum at 978-369-9763 ext. 216.