On this two hour talk and tour, we will tour the farm, and learn about sustainable beef, egg, vegetable, honey bee and mushroom growing. The Harlem Valley Homestead is developing a diversified working farm on 250 beautiful acres nestled between the Appalachian Trail and the Tenmile River into a center where people can come, stay, and have transformational experiences learning about food and farming. Come learn about this new project in our community and get an introduction to growing food in a way that is founded on creating ecological resiliency.
Note: Please bring your own tick repellent, sunscreen, ad comfortable walking shoes. It may be muddy depending on weather. Limited space available!
147 Old Forge Rd. Wingdale NY 12594
Josh Viertel has been farmer, activist and educator in the sustainable food movement for 20 years. From 2008-2012 he served as president of Slow Food USA, the US branch of the global Slow Food movement. Before his work at Slow Food, Josh was a founding director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project which built an organic farm on campus to bring local, sustainable food to the University. Josh has been listed as one of the seven most powerful voices in the food movement by Forbes and Michael Pollan. Now he is working with friends and neighbors to develop Harlem Valley Homestead, a farmstay and retreat center integrated into a diversified working farm. Harlem Valley Homestead’s mission is to deepen our connections to place, to each other, and to ourselves through hands on learning and transformational experiences in rural and agrarian living. Josh lives and works in the Harlem Valley where he grows, forages, catches or hunts most of what he eats.