As we prepare to enter winter hibernation, I wanted to let you know about one last kumquat opportunity. This Thursday, we’ll be cooperating with the cooperative (hehehe) to bring Agricultural Economist John Ikerd to St. Louis; you might know him from his interviews in the movie “Fresh.” It’s a great chance to talk to someone about the problematic economics of our food system. He’ll be hosting teach-ins at Occupy and hopefully jamming with musical folk during his stay here, but we wanted to extend a personal invitation to you to come join us at the coop potluck to eat dinner and learn from Professor Ikerd. Come to the Coop (6021 Pershing Avenue) at 8:00 p.m. this Thursday, December 15, for a potluck dinner with Professor Ikerd!
A little bit more about John Ikerd, if’n you’re curious:
A Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at University of Missouri, Columbia, Ikerd has worked in agricultural economics and economics extension positions at important agricultural universities including North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Georgia in addition to the University of Missouri. He also has experience in private industry, but in more recent years he has become known for his writings on economic systems and sustainable agriculture. His recent books include “Sustainable Capitalism: A Matter of Common Sense” and “Small Farms are Real Farms: Sustaining People Through Agriculture.” And yup, these are available at our library (though I might have checked a few out…) if you’d like to read up before conversing with Professor Ikerd.
We would love to see you and your friends this Thursday at 8:00!